Friday, April 26, 2013
Chiefs added offense in third round
By Bill Williamson
The Kansas City Chiefs have concentrated on offense in Andy Reid’s first draft with the team.
After taking left tackle Eric Fisher with the No. 1 overall pick Thursday, the Chiefs -- who didn’t have a pick in the second round because of the trade for quarterback Alex Smith -- stayed focused on offense in Friday's third round. They took Cincinnati tight end Travis Kelce with the round's first pick (63rd overall) and Arkansas running back Knile Davis with its 34th (96th overall).
Both players are boom-or-bust types.
Kelce, whose older brother Jason Kelce played center for Reid in Philadelphia, has great field-stretching ability. But there are some off-field concerns.
Davis has big-play ability and can catch out of the backfield, which Reid covets in his tailbacks. But he has major ball-security issues.
Still, if both players reach their potential, they could have a great impact.
Kelce could be a nice long-term pairing with Tony Moeaki, given the NFL's move to tight-end sets. Davis can back up Jamaal Charles and give the Chiefs a big-play threat when Charles takes a breather.