The Houston Gamblers continue their pursuit of loading up at the receiver position as they sign Torrian “Keke” Chism to the roster.
Posted on Twitter Monday night, the Gamblers announced the signing of Chism as it is the latest of a string of moves to add to an already deep receiver group.
Prior to joining the Missouri Tigers in college, Chism played his college ball at Division II Angelo State University. During his run at Angelo State, he caught 129 passes for 1,837 yards and 12 touchdowns in 23 games with the Rams.
He would transfer to Missouri in 2020 where he played two seasons with the Tigers. During those two seasons, Chism recorded 76 catches for 969 yards and four touchdowns with three of those scores produced last season.
Chism went undrafted in the NFL Draft this past April. During his pro day, he ran a 4.69 40-yard dash, had a vertical jump of 36.5”, and a broad jump of 10’8”. He was projected to go undrafted during the draft process.
He brings size which Houston has been striving to get as that was a weak point for the team last season and not having receivers who can win the jump ball. Being six foot four and having a high vertical gives him an advantage in size against smaller cornerbacks in goal-line situations. He will also play a big role in the running game as he was considered a good blocker at receiver during his college years.
His biggest concern comes with his speed as he won’t have many big plays. The good news for him is Houston has plenty of speed at receiver right now so they don’t need him to burn corners. He’ll be asked to make the tough contested catches when they need a score in the red zone.
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