KC Chiefs: Potential positions that could be addressed with first pick

Kansas Defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
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The Chiefs have arguably the best tight in the league in Travis Kelce. If not the best, he is definitely the most exciting. It’ll be fun to see what Pat Mahomes can do with Kelce, Hill, Watkins, and Hunt, but what if another weapon was added to such a talented group?

Pairing Kelce with another big play tight end could really wreak havoc on opposing defenses. After Kelce, the Chiefs tight end group leaves something to be desired. Demetrius Harris has some talent with his basketball-like skillset, but has seemed inconsistent with flashing his true potential. Kansas City’s investment in Harris has shown some return, but adding a more pure tight end to the group would be a better investment.

This may be a bit of a reach in hoping that he’€™ll make it to deeper in the second round, but Penn State’s Mike Gesicki had a monster combine. According to NFL.com, Gesicki ran a 4.54 second forty and had a 41.5 inch vertical jump. What he lacks as a blocking tight end he makes up for in athletic play making ability.

Because Kelce will command more respect and attention from opposing defenses, this should give Gesicki time to become a more well-rounded tight end. Fans would take an unpolished, highly talented prospect like Gesicki over a polished prospect with little talent given what the Chiefs already have in place.

This is probably not a name that will be called at number 54, but Chiefs fans can at least consider what might happen if it does, right?