KC Chiefs: The Top Ten Playmakers for 2015

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Dec 7, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end

Travis Kelce

(87) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Chiefs 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

5. Travis Kelce – Tight End

I’m not sure I can say enough good things about Travis Kelce. I was excited for this guy to be a Chief since the day he was drafted. For the sake of professionalism, I’ll try to contain my giddyness.

Kelce started last season under the radar. Most NFL analysts didn’t give much credit to him when they would talk about the top playmakers in the NFL.

They left him out and Kelce made them eat their words.

In 2014, Kelce had a stat line of 67/862/5. He was second only to Rob Gronkowski for most yards after the catch (YAC) for tight ends with 470 YAC, per ESPN.

Travis Kelce’s stat line alone can show what kind of an offensive weapon he can be. First, let’s look at the fact that he totaled more than half of his yards after the catch. That proves he has the speed to be a linebacker’s nightmare when he runs a drag route or exposes the seam.

Next, let’s look at the fact that Kelce was the Chiefs’ leading receiver, per the team’s website.

In a year that no wide receivers were able to find the end zone, he found it five times. Kelce was able to prove he has sure hands by catching the most passes for the Chiefs last season.

He also possesses the size and skill to be an effective blocker; Earl Thomas found this out the hard way.

Lastly, Kelce said that he did all of this while not being at 100%. What?! If  Kelce at under 100% is capable of that then this next season should be a monster year for the third-year player.

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