The Kansas City Chiefs’ 2014 season is right around the corner, which means one thing: Training Camp is comin’, ya’ll.
We will be breaking down the Chiefs position-by-position over the next few weeks to get you prepared for Training Camp positional battles, and the pre-season as a whole.
Tight End Depth Chart:
1) Anthony Fasano
2) Travis Kelce
3) Sean McGrath
4) Richard Gordon
5) Demetrius Harris
Top Questions Heading into 2014:
3) Will Demetrius Harris develop quick enough to make the final 53?
2) Can the tight ends stay healthy for the entirety of the season?
1) Will Travis Kelce be the playmaker that the Chiefs front office believes he is capable of becoming?
cover32’s Analysis of the Chiefs Tight Ends:
The Chiefs tight ends might be the position with the most potential for improvement in 2014 compared to its production in 2013.
Fasano was one of the Chiefs’ big free agent acquisitions in the 2013 offseason, but he was injured for much of the season and finished the year with just 23 receptions for 200 yards. The Chiefs also used a premiere draft pick on Travis Kelce out of Cincinnati, but he was injured for the entire season and never saw regular season game action.
Fasano, Kelce and the surprise of 2013, Sean McGrath, give the Chiefs the talent they’re hoping for at the position.
The surprise of camp could end up being Demetrius Harris. Harris played basketball at Wisconsin-Milwaukee, but he has transformed his body, added 30+ pounds to his frame and he has become a guy to watch at Chiefs Training Camp.
The Chiefs tight ends have the talent. There is the “total package” with an in-line blocker in Fasano, a deep threat in Travis Kelce, and a couple wild-card potential players in Demetrius Harris and Sean McGrath.
The question now becomes a simple one: can the Chiefs tight ends produce up to their potential level?
It’s one we’ll be keeping our eye on as training camp and the preseason progress.