Chiefs Select Potential Travis Kelce Successor With 4th-Round Draft Pick

The Chiefs drafted TCU TE Jared Wiley in the fourth round of the 2024 NFL Draft
The Chiefs drafted TCU TE Jared Wiley in the fourth round of the 2024 NFL Draft / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Chiefs continued their strong start to the 2024 NFL Draft by selecting TCU TE Jared Wiley in the fourth round at pick No. 131.

One of the most athletic tight end prospects in the class, Wiley is a dynamic pass-catching weapon who could one day serve as Travis Kelce's successor. He caught 47 passes for 520 yards and eight TDs in 2023, showcasing impressive route-running chops while being a forceful blocker as well.

With some scouts putting a third-round grade on him, Wiley is a steal for Brett Veach near the end of the fourth round and should have Chiefs fans excited.

Chiefs Draft TCU TE Jared Wiley in Fourth Round

It's impossible to live up to Kelce's standard, but Wiley is a darn good attempt at it. He's exceptionally versatile, having lined up as a slot receiver, H-back and as an in-line tight end, proving he can handle a variety of tasks successfully.

Andy Reid and Matt Nagy should have fun scheming up creative ways to leverage Wiley and Kelce, striking fear into the hearts of defenses all across the NFL. Considered a great leader and intelligent player, Wiley naturally fits into what Brett Veach looks for when building the roster.

He's 6'6", 249 LBs and ran a 4.62 40-yard dash, proving to be one of the most athletic players at his size for the positon.

We'll see how Reid deploys his new offensive weapon, but this appears to be a classic case of the rich getting richer. Wiley gets to learn from the greatest tight end to ever live, and Kelce now has a solidified potential successor if all goes according to plan.

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