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The tight end class has some value

Could the Chiefs add a tight end?

Jay Binkley
February 08, 2019 - 1:38 pm

The Kansas City Chiefs will have their choices at tight end this year if they consider this a position to add some depth:



-Now on to tight ends:

From The Draft Network:

That’s where the topic of today’s article begins: the new age tight end position.

The NFL seems to covet tight end play more and more, and that was especially evident as three tight ends were taken in the first round in the 2017 NFL Draft. Though the upcoming 2019 class may not be as loaded as one with O.J. Howard, David Njoku and Evan Engram, I say this current tight end class isn’t getting near the love it should be.

T. J. Hockenson Iowa-6'5" 250 Iowa is loaded at tight end in this draft with Hockenson and Noah Fant.  Matt Miller had high praise:

As Rob Gronkowski nears the end to his Hall of Fame career, the New England Patriots have to think about his replacement. With a deep tight end class in front of them, the Patriots select a player similar to Gronk in Iowa's T.J. Hockenson.

A talented blocker and receiver, Hockenson can play Gronk's role as a do-it-all tight end. Part of what makes Gronkowski so valuable in New England is his ability as a blocker and receiver. Hockenson isn't at his level but has many of the same traits and could fit seamlessly into the Patriots offense.-Matt Miller

-49 catches 760 yards and 7 touchdowns this year.   Could be late round 1.  Won the John Mackey award this year as top tight end.

Irv Smith Jr. Alabama 6'4" 241.  Probably 2nd rounder but 44 catches 710 yards and 7 touchdowns

Noah Fant Iowa-6'5" 241. 2nd Iowa tight end in my top 3.  39 catches 518 yards and 7 touchdowns.  Looking at 2nd round.

Kaden Smith Stanford-6'5" 252 -47 catches for 635 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Potential 3rd or 4th rounder.

C. J. Conrad Kentucky-6'5" 252-30 catches for 318 yards and 3 touchdowns--this could be a mid round pick for the Chiefs.  Put him in here because of mid round value.


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