STRENGTHS - He is a solid route runner, shows quick stutter step and ability to come back to the ball. He has very good hands, will grab the ball from air instead of letting ball into body, which enables him to turn up the field more quickly. His ability to consistently gain yards running after contact makes him an even more valuable offensive weapon. Kelce gets off the line quickly and has solid playing strength to move smaller defenders off the LOS on run blocks. In pass protection he shows quick hands punching defender and turns his hips well to maintain his block. He bends his knees well and stays over feet well most of the time, which helps him to stay on and maintain blocks. .
WEAKNESSES - Kelce needs to become much more physical at the POA. He struggles to consistently maintain run blocks against bigger defensive linemen. Would like to see more explosion off the snap, especially on blocks as he tends to get out of his stance more quickly when running routes. When blocking, he has a tendency to take a poor angle instead of squaring up his block enabling DL to get leverage on him. He struggles to get through the LOS quick enough to get in position to effectively block LB on the second level.
SUMMARY - Kelce is a solid blocker as he shows the strength to move players off the line and re-direct them, but he needs to become a more physical blocker especially off the snap in order to gain better leverage. He turns his hips well and has very good hand use in pass pro. His ability to get to the 2nd level is poor as he does not have the quickness to get there in time to make a block on linebacker. He has strong hands to rip the ball out of the defenders hands and make the contested catch. He has very good ball skills and shows good awareness and reaction to where the ball is thrown. He catches with his hand, tucks the ball away quickly, gets started up the field fast and is a good runner after the catch. Overall, Kelce will need to become much stronger and much more physical at the LOS in order to be a good all-around tight end. However, he has the receiving skills to be productive catching passes early in his career.