The Kansas City Chiefs have every reason to be excited about rookie tight end Travis Kelce. The third-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft has all the makings to be a superstar. He has the size, the speed and the versatility to be a difference maker in the very near future. Even though Kelce is currently listed as the third tight end on the unofficial depth chart, there is no question he has the ability to be the real deal for the Chiefs.
Kelce speaks as if he has been in the league for years. He knows exactly what the coaches expect of him and what needs to be done in order to be effective for his team. More importantly, he understands what head coach Andy Reid wants from each one of his players.
“He’s going to hold everybody accountable on every single play, on every single step, on every single hand position,” Kelce told KCChiefs.com. “He’s going to see everything and make sure he gets his team corrected. It is going to be an amped-up camp, high-energy, everybody flying around and everybody trying to earn a spot. There is going to be a lot of competition out there and I can’t wait to get going.”
Kelce has the mindset of being a sponge in training camp. He plans on absorbing as much knowledge as possible so that he can become a better player.
“Everybody’s trying to get better, every single day,” Kelce said, according to KCChiefs.com. “Everybody is kind of new to the whole scheme, new to the whole deal and how the coaches want to coach everybody up, so, it’s just building that trust and holding yourself accountable, so that when a coach does point something out, you correct it the next time and that’s how you get better every single day.”
Fans should not be surprised if they see Kelce tearing it up on the gridiron in his first year in the league. They also should feel relieved that they have a player who has the potential to be one of the best tight ends in the league.