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LA Chargers: Ranking the AFC West tight end rooms

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1. Kansas City Chiefs: Travis Kelce, Blake Bell, Noah Gray, Nick Keizer

Outside of Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce is the most important player on the Kansas City Chiefs. The offensive line as a whole is obviously more important and Tyreek Hill is great but he does not change the game in which Kelce does.

Hill is a speedster and is going to have a few massive games every season but a team can plan for him and at least slow him down a tad. That is not the case with Kelce. Kelce is such a matchup nightmare for defenses and is the go-to target for Patrick Mahomes.

Third and goal? Throw it to Kelce. Fourth and two at midfield? Throw it to Kelce. Second and 20 after a holding penalty? Look for Kelce in the middle of the field. As long as we don't see some kind of age or injury regression, Kelce is the best tight end in the NFL hands down.

The depth behind him is better than what the Raiders have as well. Blake Bell is a serviceable, experienced tight end who is fine as a depth option. Noah Gray was taken in the fifth round this year by the Chiefs and is someone who I thought highly of as a late-round pick.

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The Kansas City Chiefs have the best tight end room in the division and if it was not for Darren Waller it would not even be close.