Breaking Down The Kansas City Chiefs Draft Needs By Position

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Nov 24, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano (80) catches a pass and scores a touchdown during the second half of the game against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chargers won 41-38. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Players Currently On The Roster:

Anthony Fasano (starter)
Travis Kelce
Sean McGrath
Demetrius Harris
Richard Gordon

Would the Chiefs be okay if they started the season with just the players they currently have?

Yes. While this group underperformed last season, that had a lot more to do with injuries than anything else. If Fasano and Kelce are both healthy this position will already be upgraded over most of last year. McGrath showed some promise filling in for Fasano and Kelce and Harris is an intriguing prospect with a basketball background.

Would the Chiefs prefer to get an upgraded starter at this position?

Yes/No. Do the Chiefs want upgraded production over what they got from their starting TEs? Yes. Do they think that Fasano and Kelce can give them that production if they’re healthy? Yes. While the Chiefs would likely consider a big time play maker at TE if one fell to them in the draft, I think they feel good about Fasano and especially good about a healthy Kelce.

Are the Chiefs in need of adding depth or a long term replacement player at this position?

No. While KC might like to add some more talent/depth to this group it isn’t a need. Kelce, McGrath, and Harris are all young players with some developmental upside. If the Chiefs are concerned about Kelce’s health coming off his injury then it would increase the need for TE dramatically.

Draft Need Rating: 3 (w/Kelce) 7 (if Kelce is a ?)