Chiefs To Visit With Harvard TE Kyle Juszczyk

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The Kansas City Chiefs are doing the last of their homework on potential prospects ahead of the 2013 NFL Draft. According to Tony Pauline, KC is checking out a TE.

From Harvard.

From Pauline, via Twitter:

Most scouting sites and experts are projecting Juszczyk to play FB in the NFL. If Juszczyk is drafted, he’d be the first Harvard player selected since QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. NFL Draft Scout has him ranked as the best FB in the draft and projects him to go somewhere in the forth round. They also consider his stock to be on the rise.

The Chiefs used Nate “Nasty Nate” Echus a bit as a FB last season. Echus wasn’t great but he wasn’t terrible either.

Kyle Juszczyk did quite a bit of pass-catching at Harvard, playing primarily in the slot.

Since the Chiefs will be running a West Coast offense, a player with Juszczyk’s skills would be an ideal fit. The WC system likes to utilize a lot of screens and passes to players coming out of the backfield. With Juszczyk’s skill set, head coach Andy Reid could also line him up at TE in certain packages.

Below is some video.

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  • kmon

    So is he a TE converted to FB or FB converted to TE

  • mg2098

    Wow! This guy is impressive. Like watching the 250 pounder run better routes than most WR’s. His blocking looks pretty dam good too. He could defiantly be an X-factor on offense because he looks like he’s comfortable lining up anywhere. He might be worth reaching for in the 4th. Catches with hands too.

    • Derek

      in the forth I gotta think kyle long the tackle or even terrance williams teh receiver before I’m thinking full-back BUT if he jut falls to us and does’t require any real trades or anything could be worth it. Like you mentioned he’s a consistent route-runner but I feel that this video was a bad demonstration becuase he had his way with prinecton ini the intermediate game. Nobody was putting a body on him. In the NFL it is doubtful he gets that sort of separation.

      • mg2098

        Would love the Kyle Long pick, but I bet he doesn’t make out of the 3rd rd. Actually Id rather have Long than Joeckel. Jordan with the #1 and Long with the 3rd rounder.

        • Derek

          but then we can’t get kiko alonso unless he falls to the 4th which would be great for us. steadman bailey is the most important 3rd rounder because our WR-corps is beyond weak and i’m not sold on baldwin.

          • dominicscarlatti

            No chance Kiko lasts until our comensatory pick near the end of the 3rd. Would you also consider a TE or even a RB with one of the third rounders, instead of a WR? I think we need another playmaker, if possible, at one of those three positions.

      • dominicscarlatti

        If we don’t go with an OT at #1, Kyle Long might be a great pick for us, but I think we’d have to take him with our 1st pick in the 3rd round. It might be amusing to see his dad Howie become a member of the Chiefs extended family…I like Joeckel and Fisher both, but Dion in the 1st and Kyle at the top of the 3rd would be nice too.

  • Derek

    harvard v princeton *yawn* his hands are great though and his blockin seems well-motivated. He seems more lieka tight end than anything but compared to zach ertz he’s no starting TE from this draft. That said he would be definite competition for Eauchus to play starter and may be great to have lead charles to the end-zone…

  • dominicscarlatti

    Bannon, the Eli from Yale didn’t pan out, so why not try a Hahvahd guy?! Hey, Jeremy Lin turned out pretty good for the Knicks and Rockets, eh?

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