Even though Charlie Weis has left Notre Dame, he is still keeping one of his former players in his rear view mirror. Irish standout, and this bloggers favorite 2nd round receiving prospect, Golden Tate, recently mentioned that he still talks to Weis. From UHND.com:
Speaking of Weis, Tate says that he still keeps in touch with his former head coach. “I spoke with him on my way over here. I gave him a call to see how he’s doing. He’s probably going to come back to South Bend pretty soon so I’m going to try to meet as soon as I can.”
The fact that Weis and Tate are keeping in touch certainly doesn’t mean it is a lock that the Chiefs are going to draft the receiver. It isn’t out of the ordinary for college players to keep in touch with their mentors as they approach their pro careers. Still, you have to believe Weis would be interested in having Tate in his offense, perhaps as the team’s slot receiver. Familiarity with Weis and his offensive philosophy would certainly shorten Tate’s NFL learning curve.
The Chiefs have already demonstrated they are interested in adding more receiving help when they attempted to trade for Cardinals WR, Anquan Boldin. As things stand now, I think that if Tate is available when the Chiefs use their first draft pick in round 2, they will take him.
What do you think, Addicts? Would Tate be a good fit for the Chiefs offense? Is he worth the Chiefs early 2nd round pick?