Jun 25, 2013; Berea, OH, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce works with kids during a NFL Play 60 event during the AFC Rookie Symposium at the Cleveland Browns Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

Video: Travis Kelce burns Bengals for 69-yard TD

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Tight End Travis Kelce showed why GM John Dorsey spent a high 3rd round pick on him in the 2013 draft. Kelce took a slant from backup QB Chase Daniel to the house for a 69-yard TD against the Bengals in pre-season action Thursday night.

Kelce missed almost all of the 2013 season after having microfracture surgery on his knee. Right now, he looks fully recovered.

The most impressive part of the play was how a 6-5, 260lbs. tight end ran away from the Cincinnati secondary.

You can see the play here: Video compliments of gifdsports.com.

Now that’s some serious speed.  Andy Reid sure can sure use a threat like that in his offense. If Kelce can show more of that this season, he will give defenses fits with game-breaking potential from the middle of the field.

Alex Smith will love him, because he lacked any kind of threat like this last season, with all due respect to Sean McGrath and Anthony Fasano.

Can anyone say Vernon Davis (Smith’s favorite target in his S.F. days). A healthy Kelce can be just the thing that opens up the K.C. offense in 2014 because Smith has shown he knows how to use a tight-end with speed in his San Francisco days.

I don’t know about you, but Kelce’s play made me excited to see him in action this season. Time to find out what he can do. If Kelce can realize the potential he flashed on Thursday, he will go a long way toward making the 2013 draft class look much better.

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