My goodness, but that was an awful lot of straining at gnats to prove a point that isn’t even in contention.
Nobody’s arguing that Kelce doesn’t give you a huge 6-8 points per week positional advantage over other TE1s–he does.
The actual fly in the ointment of taking a TE early is that now your Round 1 RB is a Round 2 RB, your Round 2 RB is a Round 3 RB, your Round 3 WR is now a Round 4 WR, your Round 4 WR is now a Round 5 WR, and your Round 5 WR is now a Round 6 WRs. If you lose 1-3 points per week at each of five other starting positions, it starts to gobble up that one positional advantage you have at TE pretty fast.
Sure, you can get lucky and hit on some players later in the draft that outperform their ADPs–or you can use a strategy that doesn’t put you behind the 8 ball from jump.