De'Anthony Thomas made the move from the running back room to the wide receiver room this offseason.
The move is an acknowledgment of Thomas' limitations in the backfield.
"It makes me more valuable to the offense," he said. "It lets defenses look for me, see where I'm at on the field. It just gives them a different look. I believe it's a great thing."
Thomas played both spots last season. At 5-foot-8, 176-pounds he was a liability as a blocker and relegated to certain formations and gimmicks within the offense.
"You've got to respect his speed," 6-foot-3 corner Sean Smith said. "You don't want that kind of speed running by you. Me, personally, I'm a bigger guy. I have to get out there and bail a little early so routes like hitches and curls (are) big for him.
"Those little, short routes are going to be open all day."
In Gregg Rosenthal's analysis of the weakest offensive groups yesterday, he pegged the Chiefs' receiving corps as the worst unit in the NFL -- personally I'd disagree with that sentiment, but the argument is valid.
Even with Alex Smith's tendency to play it safe with short throws, Kansas City's offense should be more diverse in 2015.