Rookie minicamp has now come and gone for the Kansas City Chiefs and the rookies, first year players, and UDFA’s all go their first work in for the 2021 offseason before OTA’s and real camp starts.
While you can’t put too much stock into players just running around without pads on. rookie minicamp is an opportunity to see how rookies look in a real NFL environment and see how they move around. That being said, let’s take a look at three big takeaways following rookie minicamp.
Noah Gray could make a surprising impact
Chiefs rookie tight end Noah Gray has gotten a lot of hype since being drafted in the 5th round of the NFL Draft. In fact, Gray has drawn a lot of Travis Kelce comparisons because of his ability to run crisp routes, soft hands, and fluid movements.
Although, Gray likely will never be Travis Kelce, it’s obvious why the Chiefs liked him and even traded up for him. He gives the Chiefs someone who can replicate a lot of the things Travis Kelce does.
The Chiefs don’t really have anyone at tight end beyond Travis Kelce who is a serious receiving threat and with Kelce getting up there in age, giving him a breather every so often should be a priority. Gray has the receiving upside to be able to help out with that from day one.
It’s important to keep in mind that Gray is a 5th-round rookie and he will take some time to develop into a bonafide TE2, but there’s no reason to think Gray can’t earn significant snaps as a rookie as the TE2 spot is pretty much up for grabs.