TE Jake OConnell - Kansas City Chiefs
|6-4, 255||Born: 11-6-1985||College: Miami (OH)||Drafted: Round 7, pick 0|
2012 Week 8 vs OAK (3 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)
The fourth-year tight end had his busiest game of the year, catching three passes for eighteen yards. Primarily running out routes to the flat, O'Connell provided a harried Matt Cassel with a viable checkdown option against the Raiders.
2011 Week 4 vs MIN (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
O'Connell was the first tight end to catch a pass, but failed to do anything after the catch. Colbert's prominence shows you all you need to know about the production of the tight ends as the Chiefs use them in essentially the same way.
2011 Week 9 vs MIA (3 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Caught a short pass in the 1st half early for a first down.
2011 Week 10 vs DEN (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Dropped the only pass thrown his way.
2011 Week 11 vs NE (6 / 3 / 22 / 0 rec)
O'Connell saw more targets in this game than he had all year and for the most part made good on them. He took a huge hit in the second quarter but held on to the ball for a first down. He also made a nice sliding catch for another first down. O'Connell was definitely the more athletic of the two TEs and did a nice job when Palko gave him a chance to make a play.
2009 Week 2 vs OAK (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
O'Connell got a lot of downfield targets, but he couldn't get separation and convert any of them into catches. There's a role for a TE that can get open downfield in this offense, but this rookie is not that guy.
2009 Week 16 vs CIN (0 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
O'Connell was targeted three times out of multiple wide receiver sets and caught the first pass of his career late in the game.
2009 Week 17 vs DEN (0 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
O'Connell's only reception on the day came near the beginning of the third quarter. The Chiefs were inside the Broncos 10-yard line, and quarterback Matt Cassel hit O'Connell on a short pass to the left side of the field that only went for three yards.