KC Chiefs Tight End Prospects – Jake Ferguson (Wisconsin)
Jake Ferguson of Wisconsin is far more of your classic, old school tight end than new looking, oversized receiving targets. A blocking first tight end with some athleticism, Ferguson is a solid blocker with a good frame that could fill the backup tight end role for the Kansas City Chiefs while also perhaps finding the field in a lead blocker/H back type role as well.
The biggest concern with Ferguson is his lack of experience in all aspects of the passing game. Wisconsin’s offense is a heavy set, run first, and often offense with the passing attack working off the run game. Ferguson was rarely asked to be a true passing target, acting more as a ‘chain mover’ target in the middle of the field if the receivers were not open. His route tree, route running experience is limited.
However, he is a tough-minded kid with extensive experience blocking, meaning he could be what the Chiefs were hoping Nick Keizer would turn into. Ferguson is not a name or a prospect that will wow you, but a prospect that can contribute early in-depth situations with some potential to develop into a secondary passing game threat.