NFL Draft Results 2013: Travis Kelce Highlights

Oct 6, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bearcats tight end Travis Kelce (18) catches a pass over Miami Redhawks defenders Brison Burris (35) and Chris Wade (48) during the second quarter of the game at Nippert Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Leifheit-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs selected Cincinnati TE Travis Kelce with the 63rd overall pick in the 2013 NFL Drat.

Kelce is an interesting pick. The Chiefs already have Tony Moeaki on their roster and recently signed TE Anthony Fasano in free agency.

Kelce is another piece to help strengthen the KC offense. Remember, the Chiefs were putrid on offense last season. Their playmakers were few and far between (pretty much the distance between Jamaal Charles and Dwayne Bowe) so it makes sense that KC would want to load up on offensive talent. The Chiefs snagged Eric Fisher last night and now they have another player to be schooled in Andy Reid’s offensive system.

Here is a bit more on Kelce from Walter Football, including some measurable:

Height: 6-5. Weight: 255. Arm: 33.68. Hand: 9.58.
Projected 40 Time: 4.73.
Projected Round (2013): 2-4.
4/23/13: Some feel that Kelce could be the most well-rounded tight end in the 2013 NFL Draft. He looks likely to be a second-day selection. An injury kept Kelce from participating in the Combine.

Kelce had a productive career at Cincinnati. The senior caught 45 passes for 722 yards with eight touchdowns in 2012. It was his best season as he had 13 receptions for 150 yards the year before.
Kelce is a strong blocker who can make an impact at the point of attack. He had some off-the-field immaturity issues early on in college but appears to have straightened out.

Topics: 2013 NFL Draft, Kansas City Chiefs

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005102554690 Jason Taylor

    Blah. Horrible choice.. We have a glaring hole at linebacker..

    • http://www.facebook.com/ryan.fitzhugh.313 Ryan Fitzhugh

      Agreed!

      • Maverik256

        First we picked up count em 4 lbs in the off season two the second middle lb is only on the field 1st and sometimes 2nd down third we are running a hybrid 3-4meaning less 3-4 and 4th name the ilb we shoulda got instead of bitching about not getting one

    • Killerdoctor27

      There was a run on LBs in the 2nd round!! Get value and don’t reach!! This was the right move to draft help for the offense. This guy will not only help Smith over the middle but will help Jamaal in the run game. He is a GREAT blocker and a big athletic body over the middle. The Chiefs just got better:)

  • ArrowFan

    Is this the BPA or a need? Maybe Ried is not sold om Mo.

    • Chief Hokie

      I was wondering the same thing

  • Chief Hokie

    This guy looks pretty dope.

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