The depth Kansas City has at tight end is slightly worrying. While Travis Kelce is a top five tight end, Demetrius Harris does not yet posses the NFL nous to succeed, even as a backup. While he is a basketball convert and is still young, the Chiefs struggled last year for good, blocking tight ends. This is where Henry Krieger Coble comes in.
Krieger Coble is not a dynamic, exciting pass-catching tight end in the mold of Kelce. He is an industrious, hard working, efficient blocker. Kansas City loves to run the ball. With the trio of Jamaal Charles, Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware in the backfield, it’s no wonder. However, Kelce is a poor blocker, as is Harris. Only Ryan Taylor is a well-schooled blocking tight end, and he has not yet been re-signed by the team.
Therefore, the opportunity this late in the draft to acquire a blocking tight end to be employed in a run heavy offensive scheme is too good to turn down. Krieger Coble is a very good blocking tight end. He has excellent technique, his initial contact is solid and then he uses his power to overcome the defender. He is especially good in the run game, something that would work well in Kansas City, and is well worth a seventh round pick.