Oct 10, 2013; Louisville, KY, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights Tyler Kroft (86) scores a touchdown against the Louisville Cardinals during the second quarter at Papa John
Tyler Kroft, Tight End, Rutgers
During his days at Oregon, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly often used multiple tight end formations to create mismatches against opposing defenses. It was thought to be a staple of his soon to be NFL offense, but that hasn’t been the case. The Eagles currently have a move tight end in Zach Ertz and a blocking tight end in Brent Celek but adding Kroft would give them a player that can do both.
A first-team All-American in 2013, Kroft has experience playing both in line and in the slot. This past season he was used more as a blocker so the drop off in production may cause him to be overlooked. Kroft essentially offers a more effective blocker than Ertz but a lesser athlete. A future tandem of Kroft and Ertz would allow Kelly to use more of the two tight end sets that he had success with in college.
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