added to the list of players meeting with Saints
at the Combine. Worth a look...
Cincinnati senior tight end Travis Kelce will be sidelined during workouts this week at the 2013 scouting combine in Indianapolis due to an abdominal tear. He suffered the injury last month and was unable to participate in the Senior Bowl. Considered a possible second round pick, Kelce is NFLDraftScout.com's No. 3 tight end and top senior at the position. On Thursday, he officially measured in at 6-4 7/8” and 255 pounds with 33 3/4" arms and 9 5/8” hands. Kelce is the younger brother of Jason Kelce, who was a sixth round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Kelce led the Bearcats in every receiving category in 2012 with 45 catches for 722 yards and 8 touchdowns, ranking among the nation's leaders in tight end production. He had just 14 catches on his resume entering the season, but used an All-Conference senior year to propel himself into the top-50 discussion of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Kelce is highly rated because of his all-around ability, competing in the trenches as a physical blocker, but also creating as a receiver at all levels of the field. He was expected to run in the 4.6 range in the 40-yard dash and test well, but the abdominal injury could keep him from working out prior to the draft, depending on the severity of the tear. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com LINK
Cincinnati senior Travis Kelce (younger brother of Eagles center, Jason Kelce) might have the most complete skillset of them all, though. A 6’6” 260 pound sledgehammer with speed and strength, Kelce will undoubtedly draw comparisons to Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski as he goes through the pre-draft process.
Part of what makes Gronkowski such an impressive NFL tight end (and why Kelce compares favorably to him) is because he’s a strong, technically sound, and tenacious blocker, and the Bearcats use his talents in a number of ways in their run game. more stuff on him at this link Highlights Video Image: http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/002/917/645/hi-res-157566958_display_image.jpg?1358785040 Image: http://cincinnati.com/blogs/uc/files/2013/01/kelce.jpg Image: http://cdn.fansided.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/25/files/2012/12/6553250-300x380.jpg Image: http://aamanagementgroup.com/assets/travis-kelce-player-page.png