Back during the heat of free agency, many teams were linked to San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel, including the Kansas City Chiefs.

Now, no one really knows how realistic a Chiefs-Samuel pairing was and odds are, there wasn’t much there.

But these days, it doesn’t matter. Mostly because that ship has obviously sailed, but it’s also because the Chiefs already have a Deebo-type player in rookie Skyy Moore.

Moore is an extremely versatile player that can line up all over the offense and that’s exactly what’s expected of him when it comes to his role with the Chiefs.

And one of his teammates, JuJu Smith-Schuster to be exact, sees a role for Moore that would officially place him among the type of player that Samuel embodies.

“The sky’s the limit for him,” Smith-Schuster told reporters on Wednesday. “He has the speed, hands – he’s a smart, smart kid and that’s what I love about him. With him, he’s a great player and it’s going to show. He’s going to help us out a lot. [He can play] inside/outside.

“Potentially, I could see him playing running back [and] doing stuff like that. Just because he’s got it in him.”

Moore only carried the ball three times in college, but was able to gain 12 yards and score a touchdown, so there is some ability, there.

Andy Reid has even mentioned how Moore’s build reminds him of a running back.

“He looked smooth out here today. Strong,” Reid said on the first day of rookie training camp. “His leg looked like it held up pretty good. You know, he’s got those big legs that are different than a lot of receivers. He’s got like, running back legs.”

It’s obvious that teams shouldn’t try to fit a round peg in a square hole just because a player has a similar build to that of another, but there’s something to be said when it comes to both Smith-Schuster’s and Reid’s observations.

Moore is the type of player who can certainly be effective in a running back role or a role in which he takes jet sweeps, end-arounds, etc. – types of plays that take advantage of his quick-twitch ability and his ability to make defenders miss in space.

Plus with Reid and Eric Bieniemy running the show, he’s got the exact type of creative coaching staff that can find ways to get Moore the ball in this fashion.

And if things turn out as expected with Moore, he can easily become the next unicorn at receiver.

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