The Kansas City Chiefs have the best tight end in the league, and it isn’t close. Noah Gray is light years ahead of everyone. Just kidding; obviously, he is the second-best in the league behind Travis Kelce.
Noah Gray is a tight end who has somewhat emerged onto the scene for the Chiefs. Yes, Travis Kelce, the league’s best, is in his prime. However, there have been plenty of tight end duos that were very lethal. Maybe, just maybe, Noah Gray can help the Chiefs on the field and build a dynamic tight end duo.
Or Maybe his play is all just a fluke. I mean, this is the preseason, so we do not actually know yet. But maybe we will find out if Noah Gray is the real deal.
Chiefs Noah Gray could get more time
The former Duke tight end has been putting people on notice so far. However, most of the hype is coming from training camp, in which reports are that he had a very good one.
Gray has all the tools to be good. The Chiefs would not have drafted him with the 162nd pick, taking him in the fifth round if he didn’t. At 6’4″, 240 pounds, Gray has great size for his position. Gray ran a 4.5 40 yard dash at his pro day, which is pretty fast for a tight end, and has great athleticism with a 35-inch vertical.
The best thing about him is his potential. The 22-year-old gets to learn behind one of the best tight ends of all time in Travis Kelce.
In week one of the preseason, Gray did not play well, but he hardly played. He was targeted twice and finished without any catches. However, the snaps and reps just were not there for him. Not to mention the different quarterbacks he was playing with. That alone can throw a rookie off.
In week two of the preseason against the Arizona Cardinals, Noah Gray showed promise. He finished with three catches on three targets for 22 yards and had a big 14-yard catch to help Kansas City drive down the field.
The Chiefs have such a versatile offense that they could play any way they wanted. If Andy Reid wanted to start playing in 12 personnel (Two tight ends on the field), he could, and Noah Gray could be the other guy. However, it is all about development for the rookie, so it may be better not to rush it. But I will say his future looks bright.
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