The Kansas City Chiefs kicked off the 2013 NFL Draft’s third round by selecting TE Travis Kelce from the University of Cincinnati.
The 2012 season was Kelce’s best, totaling 45 passes for 722 yards and eight TDs to lead the Bearcats, earning first-team All-Big East honors.
Kelce owns the UC single-season mark for receptions, yards receiving and touchdowns by a tight end, including the 2012 Belk Bowl game-winner, an 83-yard score with less than sixty ticks on the clock. It was the longest-scoring play and TD pass in Belk Bowl history.
During the 2011 season, Kelce caught 13 passes for 150 yards and two scores. In his redshirt freshman year, he played in 11 games as TE and also took some snaps at QB, strictly out of the Wildcat formation, where he totaled eight carries for 47 yards and two TDs.
The Kansas City Chiefs used their 96th overall pick to select RB Knile Davis, from the University of Arkansas.
Davis (5’10″, 227lbs) has the strength and speed that Chiefs RB coach Eric Bieniemy will put to great use.
Although injuries have slowed his seasons at times, when healthy, Davis is as good as advertised. He played in 10 games during the 2012 season, carrying the ball 112 times for 444 yards and two TDs.
Despite being voted a team captain and named to numerous preseason All-America and All-SEC teams, he missed the entire 2011 season after suffering an injury Aug. 11 during a preseason scrimmage.