The Chiefs have signed undrafted free agent TE T.C. Drake from Kentucky.
You can check out his Wildcats profile here.
Drake (6-4, 248) appeared in 49 games (19 starts) at Kentucky, catching 20 passes for 281 yards (14.1 avg.) with one TD. The Bardstown, Kentucky native spent one season at Hargrave Military Academy after prepping at Nelson County High School in Bardstown, Kentucky.
One of Drake’s former coaches compared him to current Chief Leonard Pope.
“T. C. reminded us of Leonard Pope (Georgia All-American tight end who also played at Hargrave) in that he was the same kind of blocker and had the same type of body when Leonard was here,” said Brian White, Hargrave assistant coach. “T. C. had the best hands on the team this year, including the wide receivers and running backs, and you can expect big things out of him as a blocker.”
With the only returning tight end that showed glimpses last season — Brad Cottam — recovering from a serious neck injury, the competition will be wide open. He will be fighting for a spot with three draft picks — Cottam, Jake O’Connell, Tony Moeaki — and the veteran Pope.
Like the majority of Chiefs signed/drafted this offseason, Drake has excelled in the classroom and in the community. He has already graduated with his degree in community communications and leadership development and in 2007 participated in a service event for the YMCA.