The Miami Dolphins welcome the Kansas City Chiefs into Sun Life Stadium this Sunday. The Chiefs may be 0-2 on the season, but there are plenty of highly skilled players on their roster. If you could steal one of them and put him on Miami's roster today, who would it be?
There will be plenty of people who answer wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, nose tackle Dontari Poe, outside linebacker Tamba Hali, or healthy versions of either running back Jamaal Charles or safety Eric Berry. You could even make a case for grabbing former Dolphins tight end Anthony Fasano or cornerback Sean Smith.
And, there's always the point that the Dolphins actually did steal someone from the Chiefs by grabbing free agent offensive tackle Branden Albert in free agency this year.
My answer is tight end Travis Kelce. I liked Kece coming out of Cincinnati in 2013, when he was picked in the third round by the Chiefs. Now, he is technically behind Fasano on the depth chart, but Kelce is also leading the Chiefs in receiving yards, yards per catch average, receptions over 20 yards, and first downs. In just his second year in the league, Kelce appears on the verge of becoming a breakout player.
The Dolphins obviously have a very talented starting tight end in Charles Clay, but pairing him with Kelce could make the Miami tight end group one of the most dynamic in the league. Dion Sims is a developing big bodied tight end, but Kelce would be an immediate upgrade.
The Chiefs coaching staff does not seem to fully trust Kelce yet, using him on just 19 offensive snaps in Week 1, then just 32 snaps in Week 2, working out to about one-third of the offensive plays in each contest. He's a huge target (6-foot-6, 260 pounds) who runs a 4.61 second 40-yard dash. He has great hands, and should be someone the Chiefs begin using more and more throughout the year. He's a matchup nightmare and could be a problem for Miami this week as the team continues to deal with injured linebackers.
Do you agree that Kelce should be a target to steal? Would you select someone else?