Tom Kennedy is a receiver I’m predicting could have a much bigger role this year. I could see him being great in the slot and I feel like nobody is thinking about him right now. I would personally feel more comfortable signing a more established slot receiver to handle the slot role…
But I’m curious how you guys think about Kennedy in the slot this year? Let’s hope he at least makes some great competition for the spot.
I don’t disagree with you guys. But Matt Nelson was a project and I thought he looked like he belonged last year when he played. I’m also excited to see what he brings to the team. But I don’t think Nelson will be a starter. Just a good backup for now at least.
When it comes to Kennedy, I think he has the physical attributes to be a good slot. He was a rugby player so we know he has the mental demeanor to be tough In the middle. This is year 3 (I believe) for him so I agree this is a make it or break it year. But if he makes the team then I think that goes to show that the staff sees something in him.
I believe Kennedy could do punt return and special team duties as well.
If I was a betting man, I would say he probably doesn’t make the team. But I am interested to see if Goff and Kennedy connect in camp and preseason.
It’s a new staff and Goff made a living with Cooper Kupp, so Kennedy being a small piece this year isn’t that far fetched. He showed enough to hang around the PS for a couple years while acclimating to the pros. Might could.