With the Tyreek Hill trade in the books, the Kansas City Chiefs now have a whopping 12 picks in the 2022 NFL Draft. Let’s look at the official order.
It wasn’t so long ago—literally just 48 hours ago—that the Kansas City Chiefs were looking like they could put a solid class together knowing they had 9 picks in the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft. With a simple acceptance of a trade proposal from the Miami Dolphins, the Chiefs are now holding 12 picks in this year’s draft and are already up to 9 in next year’s edition.
The cost to gain three more picks in this year’s draft, including a first and second-round pick from the Fins, came at a steep cost for the Chiefs. Tyreek Hill is one of the league’s premier wide receivers and will instantly elevate the Dolphins’ offense to new heights. As a six-time Pro Bowler (in only six total seasons played), Hill merited a serious haul of picks from Miami.
On this side, however, the Chiefs were clearly ready to feel a bit more breathing room in terms of cap space and the cadre of picks gives them plenty of ammo to attempt to reload for another Super Bowl run.
With major needs at cornerback, edge rusher, wide receiver and more, the Chiefs have a plethora of needs to address in this year’s draft. Fortunately, the class is deep at some of those same positions, which means general manager Brett Veach timed it well to have extra early picks to stock up in key positions.
Here’s a look at the list of Chiefs draft picks and their spot in the overall order after Wednesday’s trade of Tyreek Hill:
- 1st round (29th overall)
- 1st round (30th overall)
- 2nd round (50th overall)
- 2nd round (62nd overall)
- 3rd round (94th overall)
- 3rd round (103rd overall)
- 4th round (121st overall)
- 4th round (135th overall)
- 7th round (234th overall)
- 7th round (244th overall)
- 7th round (252nd overall)
- 7th round (260th overall)