Tight End: Of all the things I was watching for, this is the one that left me the least impressed. Travis Kelce is obviously a superstar in the making, which is great news…but that’s not the issue. The issue is what we have behind him. And there wasn’t much going on against the Cardinals that gave me faith.
The Chiefs are definitely missing Anthony Fasano right now. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Demetrius Harris is obviously the guy the Chiefs are pinning their hopes on in their depth department. They made no real moves to bring in another tight end, and that’s an indicator that they are very pleased with what Harris showed last year.
The problem is that he remains out while his foot heals from another surgery. It’s going to be hard for fans to get excited about the former basketball player until he proves he can stay healthy. The previous regime went through something similar with Tony Moeaki. Great talent, but never available.
Richard Gordon is the veteran of this group, but he’s more of a blocker than a pass-catching threat. That’s fine. The Chiefs need a guy like that on the roster. However, it doesn’t put the mind at ease in the case that Kelce gets hurt or when we want to run multiple tight end sets.
James O’Shaughnessy is who really needs to step up from the tight end group right now. A sixth round pick in a draft year that was pretty light on talented tight ends doesn’t give me a lot of hope, but Shag have some of the raw talents needed. The question is whether those talents can be refined…especially in the short amount of time before the start of the 2015 regular season.
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