Four Senior Bowl standouts for KC Chiefs to consider
By Matt Conner
Josh Whyle, TE, Cincinnati
We all know how well things turned out the last time the Chiefs went shopping for a tight end from the University of Cincinnati. A lot has changed with the program since then, but Josh Wyle would be a worthy tight end late in this year’s draft to add to the mix of present competition and future contributors for the Chiefs.
The Chiefs are set at tight end for one more year with Travis Kelce returning for his 11th season to go with Noah Gray, who is under contract for two more years, and Jody Fortson, who is an exclusive rights free agent and without any real leverage if the Chiefs want him back next year. (And they should.)
At this point, however, the youthful position is starting to grow, and a late-round flyer who could surprise is worth a draft choice with his upside. Whyle’s body of work isn’t impressive statistically, considering he was more steady than standout—his career highs being what they were (catches, 32; yardage, 353)—his hands are good, his blocking skills are developing, and his frame is solid.
Whyle has real potential to develop into a well-rounded player with experience and coaching. If the Chiefs like his demeanor as a player and student of the game, it could be a nice investment for Veach.