Chiefs NFL Draft Grades 2013: Travis Kelce


Sept 29, 2012; Landover,MD, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies linebacker Bruce Taylor and linebacker Kyshoen Jarrett (34) chase Cincinnati Bearcats tight end Travis Kelce (18) during the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Paul Frederiksen-USA TODAY Sports

The theme of the Kansas City Chiefs’ 2013 NFL Draft is, thus far, offense.

The Chiefs opened up the draft by selecting LT Eric Fisher with the No. overall pic. Then, after failing to trade LT Branden Albert to the Miami Dolphins, KC did not pick again until they opened the third round with the 63rd overall pick.

And they used that pick to select TE Travis Kelce, out of Cincinnati.

Kelce is an interesting prospect that compared to Rob Gronkowski. A few analysts on Twitter even claimed Kelce was the best blockign TE in the draft.

Here is more on Kelce’s strengths and weaknesses from

"STRENGTHS Kelce has an ideal tight end frame. Athletic for his size, with great strength, and the ability to stretch the field vertically. Very physical run blocker, generates power from the lower half, and will move defenders off the ball. Plays with leverage. Wide catching radius, can adjust and make the difficult catch. Tough to bring down after the catch. Light feet, and has lined up in numerous different positions.WEAKNESSES Suspended for an entire season for violating team rules. Only one season of production. Doesn’t have blazing speed. Not a tremendously explosive athlete. Doesn’t come out of his breaks all that well."

Now that you have time to let the pick sink in a bit, it is time to get out your red pen and grade the selection.