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.

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