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.