Early 53-man roster predictions for the Kansas City Chiefs after the 2024 NFL Draft

With the rookie class figured out, let's take a way-too-early look at what the 53-man roster could resemble.
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Players: Travis Kelce, Noah Gray, Jared Wiley, Irv Smith

This is about as crowded and talented as tight end has been in quite some time. It's not a stretch for the Chiefs to roll with four tight ends, but the offensive potential of this group hasn't been this great in several years.

Kelce is back for yet another season as the primary offensive leader and catalyst for the Chiefs as they aim for a three-peat. He might have more irons in the fire than ever before, but one look at his postseason performance was enough to silence any concerns that he's ready to move on or that he might be less effective than previous seasons.

Behind Kelce, Gray is in line for a contract season after setting career marks with each passing season. Would anyone be surprised if he eclipsed 500 receiving yards in 2024? Not us. Irv Smith is the free agent signing with great hands who might find himself turning heads in such an offense.

As for Wiley, the Chiefs' fourth-round pick brings a lot of long-term gifts to the table and enters the fray at the ideal time—with room to grow on his own while also learning from the best in the business.