The Kansas City Chiefs ended up making ten selections in the 2022 NFL Draft. It was one of the most exciting and enjoyable drafts that I have ever watched as a Chiefs fan. Obviously, having that many draft picks had something to do with that, but it seems like the Chiefs draft is being pretty much universally praised. So now it’s time for that annual post-draft tradition: Draft Grades.
Look, are draft grades super important? Of course not. They have no effect on whether or not these players will be good or not. However, I do find it funny when people attack draft grades as stupid. We just spent the last 2 to 3 months reading every scouting report, big board, and mock draft that we can get our hands on. It’s only natural that we would want to go back to those same places where we got all that pre-draft information and find out what those same people thought of how our favorite team did.
In my experience, when your favorite team gets good draft grades then we’re all happy to share them and talk about them and when your favorite team gets bad draft grades then they’re stupid and a waste of time. It’s human nature. So I thought it might be good to put together several of our Arrowhead Addict writers for one staff report card. That way you don’t have to read a half dozen different draft grade posts here at AA (although I know some of you would read them all). This way you can get a feel for how we here at AA feel about each pick.
A huge thank you to Matt Conner, Zach Gunter, Grant Tuttle, Scott Loring, and Jacob Milham for all contributing their thoughts and grades for this piece. You can see all of our grades for each pick and then I’ve averaged them together for one AA writers’ consensus grade for each pick as well. So let’s kick things off with the first pick that the Chiefs made on Thursday night.