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NFL Draft: TE Travis Kelce’s Character Concerns

By: Justin Pawlowski
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On Saturday, the offensive linemen and tight ends took the field at the combine in Indianapolis.  For Cincinnati tight end Travis Kelce, his performance in individual meets might have greater meeting than anything he does on the field in Indianapolis.

According to Pro Football Weekly, an unnamed NFL evaluator called Kelce “a trainwreck character-wise” and said his baggage will push him down until the
third round at least.

Kelce was suspended for the entire 2010 season after breaking team rules on the eve of the 2010 Sugar Bowl.

Kelce understands the interviews and meetings at the combine will have significant meaning for him and present a tremendous opportunity to represent himself.

“Just let them know that I’m a high-character guy,” Kelce said. “There’s stuff that’s happened in my past that’s happened. I’ve dealt with it. I’ve learned
from it and I’ve overcome everything that’s happened earlier in my college career. And to let them know who I am as a person, that I’m willing to do whatever the team needs me to do and I’m all for the organization as a whole.”

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a need for a tight end to provide Josh Freeman with a reliable target and to help in the run game.  Kelce might be an option for the Bucs if he slips to the 3rd round.

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