The NFL’s best tight ends, No. 6: Travis Kelce

Just like his quarterback Alex Smith, Kelce may be the most consistent tight end in the game. His stat lines from the past two seasons are remarkably similar: 72 catches, 875 yards and five TDs in 2015; 67 catches, 862 yards and five TDS in ’14. Because Kelce is a jack-of-all-trades type—he is an adequate blocker, creates separation with his speed and runs precise routes—it would be interesting to see him in a more explosive offense, but perhaps Reid’s system is the ideal fit. As The MMBQ’s Robert Klemko pointed out, the Chiefs frequently utilize a Y-ISO formation (Kelce on one side of the line of scrimmage, three WRs on the other side) to create mismatches, which has led to sizable production for a conservative offense. Kelce has to improve his hands, though: He has lost five fumbles over the past two seasons.

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