Tyler Eifert and Zach Ertz are the names most heard when talking about tight ends in this draft. I could see both of those guys going in the first round.
But hanging out in the shadows, seemingly just out of sight, is Cincinnati's Travis Kelce. Although he may not have the gaudy stats of an Eifert or Ertz, Kelce deserves more attention than what he's been receiving.
The Redskins will have to decide whether to re-sign Fred Davis or let him hit free agency. Following a four-game suspension to end his 2011 season and an Achilles tear shortened his 2012 campaign, the playmaking Davis may be available to the 'Skins for a reasonable cost.
But maybe not.
In addition to his 6'6", 260-pound frame, Kelce's versatility makes him such an attractive prospect. Cincy's offense didn't necessarily give the tight end the chance to stuff the stat sheet, but he's a large target with reliable hands.
The Bearcats offense did, however, allow Kelce to demonstrate his talent as a blocker. That's huge.
Teams will also take a liking to the Kelce family's athletic legacy: Travis' older brother Jason plays center for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Along with Davis, fellow Washington tight end Logan Paulsen is set to become a free agent (restricted) this summer. Regardless of whether Davis returns or not (I would expect Paulsen to), the Redskins will likely address the tight end position in this draft, and a guy like Kelce could start Week 1 if needed.