2013 NFL Draft Results: Chiefs’ Travis Kelce Addresses Media


Dec 1, 2012; East Hartford, CT, USA; Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Butch Jones and tight end Travis Kelce (18) celebrate their win over the Connecticut Huskies for a Big East Championship title at Rentschler Field. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs kicked off the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft by selecting Cincinnati TE Travis Kelce with the 63rd overall pick.

Before the Chiefs even made their second pick of the third round, Kelce was introduced to the KC media via a conference all.

Early on, Kelce was asked about his sophomore season, in which he as suspended for violating a team policy.

“It was a suspended drug test for marijuana, it was a one-time thing. I haven’t touched it since,” said Kelce. “I am a guy that is a clean-cut guy and im going to give the organization everything I can and that’s that.”

The last time the Chiefs took a player in the third round that had smoked a little pot was when they selected LB Justin Houston.

Kelce also made it clear that he has the versatility in his game to not only be a threat in the passing game but as a blocker in the running game as well.

“I’ve heard a lot of comparison, I would like to think I’m a different breed of player, someone that can get after a guy in the run game, but at the same time catch a ball and go 80 to the house,” said Kelce. “I think the Chiefs are going to get someone who is very versatile and if I had to possibly choose one guy, I would choose Jeremy Shockey just the way he plays with passion and energy, I think that would be an awesome comparison.”