Kansas City Chiefs 2022 NFL Draft tracker and updates
By Matt Conner
Keep up to date with all of the picks and trades made by the Kansas City Chiefs this year with our very own 2022 NFL Draft tracker.
The Kansas City Chiefs made the 2022 NFL Draft the centerpiece of their offseason earlier this spring when they decided to flip wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for five draft picks from the Fins. The total haul includes three picks this year (including an extra first, second, and fourth) to go with two more in 2023.
That means the Chiefs are one of the draft’s biggest fish in ’22 given the extra compensatory picks they already had, including one in the third round. The Chiefs now have two picks in each of the first four rounds of the draft, and for an aggressive front office, the Chiefs feel capable of anything when the draft hits.
Let’s take a look at some important facts about the draft, the picks the Chiefs can make, and how you can take in the festivities.
FAQs About the 2022 NFL Draft
How many total picks are in the 2022 NFL Draft?
In this year’s draft, a total of 262 selections will be made over the course of seven rounds, with the most total selections with 43 coming in the draft’s sixth round. (Interestingly, the Chiefs are the team with the most selections yet they have zero picks in the most bloated round.)
What are compensatory picks in the NFL Draft?
Compensatory picks are awarded to teams who suffer a loss that the National Football League deems to be too much to handle without some level of return coming back to the team in terms of future assets. For example, when a team loses a coordinator to another team as a head coach, they receive compensatory picks in the draft. The same thing can be said of a team that suffers greater free agent losses than the players they sign in response.
There are hidden algorithms and formulas in place to calculate such things in free agency, but teams that lose front office execs or coaches are given third-round compensatory picks in consecutive seasons for each loss. The Chiefs have an extra third this year after losing Ryan Poles to the Chicago Bears and will receive another pick in next year’s draft as well.
What are undrafted free agents and when can they be signed?
Any player who is not officially selected during the course of the draft’s seven total rounds is then eligible to be signed by a team in the minutes and days following the draft. These players are referred to as undrafted free agents (UDFA), but they can also be termed as priority free agents or rookie free agents. After the orderly process of the draft, the post-draft free agent frenzy is a chaotic affair of teams scrambling to chase prospects they still liked but were unable to select for one reason or another.
How many picks do the Chiefs have in the 2022 NFL Draft?
As of right now, the Chiefs have 12 picks in the 2022 NFL Draft. Make sure to go ahead and bookmark this article to keep up with all the moves the Chiefs make during the 2022 NFL Draft. Updates will be posted before, during, and after their selections and trades, so check back frequently during the three days of this year’s event.
Kansas City Chiefs 2022 NFL Draft picks
- 1st round (21st overall) – Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington
- 1st round (30th overall) – George Karlaftis, DE, Purdue
- 2nd round (54th overall) – Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan
- 2nd round (62nd overall) – Bryan Cook, S, Cincinnati
- 3rd round (103rd overall) – Leo Chenal, LB, Wisconsin
- 4th round (135th overall) – Joshua Williams, CB, Fayetteville State
- 5th round (145th overall) – Darian Kinnard, OL, Kentucky
- 7th round (244th overall) – Jaylen Watson, CB, Washington State
- 7th round (252nd overall) – Isiah Pacheco, RB, Rutgers
- 7th round (260th overall) – Nazeeh Johnson, S, Marshall
How to Watch the 2022 NFL Draft
The 2022 NFL Draft will take place at Allegiant Stadium, home of the deplorable Las Vegas Raiders.
Date and Times:
- Day 1 (First Round)
- Thursday, April 28 – 7 pm CT
- Day 2 (Second and Third Round)
- Friday, April 29 – 6 pm CT
- Day 3 (Rounds 4-7)
- Saturday, April 30 – 11 am CT
- ESPN Deportes
- NFL Network
If you want to stream this year’s NFL Draft, check out FuboTV. The popular streaming service offers Cloud DVR, local channels in most markets, and no cancellation fees. Also, for new users, a free trial for seven days is available.