KC Chiefs Tight End Prospects – Kenny Yeboah (Ole Miss)
Kenny Yeboah of Ole Miss is an intriguing prospect in that I don’t really know what I think. A grad transfer from Temple, Yeboah spent one year in the SEC and showed enough for me to be both intrigued and concerned. He has lined up in the backfield as an H-back type while also running routes from splitting out both wide and in the slot while also inline in the classic tight end setup.
However, I’m not sure he’s truly fast enough to be a receiving only type tight end prospect and his blocking technique is awful enough that I’m worried if you can ask him to block without risking someone’s well being. His route running is okay but rarely appears to run routes like a receiver and at times floats to an area. In his defense, this can be a method of attacking zone defense, finding an open spot, and turning to look for a pass. There is very little that can be said to defend his blocking.
Yeboah appears to me to be what the Chiefs thought Ricky Seals-Jones is or would be. Seals-Jones was a top-flight wide receiver recruit that outgrew the position and moved to tight end. Yeboah was a wide receiver recruit at Temple.
I’m not sure Yeboah is a threat (again, I’m curious what his speed, quickness actually is), however, if you are looking for a player to be a safety valve/chain moving receiver, Yeboah does offer some intrigue. He’s certainly not a guy the Chiefs should draft early on.