Kansas City Chiefs: Dissecting the tight end depth chart

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 24: Tight end Travis Kelce
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 24: Tight end Travis Kelce /
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Without question, the Kansas City Chiefs have one of, if not the best tight end in the league, in Travis Kelce. However, other than that at the tight end position, the Chiefs have jack-squat.

Kelce is human, and as much as he probably wants to, he simply cannot play every snap for the Kansas City Chiefs. So, in respect to Kelce’s health, and for other obvious reasons, the Chiefs desperately need help at the tight end position.

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Currently, the Kansas City Chiefs sit with six tight ends, with five fighting for a spot on the 53-man roster. Demetrius Harris, Tim Wright, Alex Ellis, and Blake Mack are the candidates to back-up Kelce.

Each of these five names has good reasons to make the 53-man roster, but some of them have a slight edge over the others.

So, with these five players all trying to make the roster creates an interesting race for the final spots.

According to the past, and not only for the Chiefs, a typical NFL team attempts to keep three tight ends on the roster at all times, for the sake of depth. So, which of the five makes the last two spots?

Just as I did in the past with the quarterbacks (click here), I am going to dive in, as you probably guessed, and dissect the current tight end depth chart, as well as make my predictions.

Oh, and spoiler alert – this article is going to include a surprise.