People often rave about Patrick Mahomes and point him out as the main reason behind the Kansas City Chiefs‘ success over the past four years or so, and rightfully so.
But every Michael Jordan needs a Scottie Pippen, and Pat has had one of the greatest tight ends in NFL history by his side during this tenure.
That’s why it’s kind of odd to see that Chiefs superstar Travis Kelce only barely leads his NFL Draft class in a recent PFF ranking, sitting at the top with a 93.6 grade, while the Arizona Cardinals’ DeAndre Hopkins ranks second with 93.2.
They’re followed by Keenan Allen (92.4), Travis Frederick (92.0), Terron Armstead (91.9), Le’Veon Bell (91.1), Tyrann Mathieu (91.0), Micah Hyde (90.4), Lane Johnson (90.3), David Bakhtiari (90.2), and Adam Thielen (90.2).
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Undoubtedly, the NFL Draft class of 2013 was one for the ages, and it wouldn’t be shocking to see some of those guys join Kelce in the Pro Football Hall of Fame once it’s all said and done.
Kelce has been the most dominant force in his position for years now.
He continues to make history week in and week out, and some believe he’s already one-upped the likes of legends like Shannon Sharpe, Antonio Gates, Tony Gonzalez, or Rob Gronkowski.
Kelce has a strong case to retire as the greatest tight end this game has ever seen, not only for his route-running skills and ability to pile up yards after the catch, but also thanks to all the marks he’s set and how big of a factor he’s been on those last two Super Bowl runs.NEXT: Fans React To Peyton Manning's Comments On Patrick Mahomes