KC Chiefs select Rashee Rice in second round of 2023 NFL Draft
By Matt Conner
The Kansas City Chiefs have made their second pick of the 2023 NFL Draft and they used it to grab a wide receiver in Rashee Rice.
After waiting for dozens of other prospects to get taken in front of them, the Kansas City Chiefs were finally on the clock at pick No. 55 overall in the second round. They used that selection to take Rashee Rice, a wide receiver out of SMU.
The Chiefs traded up with the Detroit Lions to make the deal happen by giving up No. 63 overall along with No. 122 and No. 249. In exchange, the Lions moved back 8 spots and also gave the Chiefs a pick at No. 194 overall.
Rice gives the Chiefs another second-round investment at wide receiver after also making the call for Skyy Moore out of Western Michigan last. year. Rice should slot right into Andy Reid’s offense as a tough pass-catcher known for making big catches and winning the contested grab. Last season he had 96 catches at SMU for 1,355 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. He had another 9 scores the previous year, showing how dangerous he can be in the red zone.
The Chiefs came into the draft with a defensive emphasis with the selection of Felix Anudike-Uzomah in the first round, a pass rusher out of Kansas State.
The Chiefs now have eight picks remaining in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Kansas City Chiefs 2023 NFL Draft picks
- Felix Anudike-Uzomah, DE, Kansas State
- Rashee Rice, WR, SMU
- Round 3: No. 95
- Round 4: No. 122 (from Dolphins)
- Round 4, No. 134
- Round 5: No. 166
- Round 6: No. 178 (from Bears through Dolphins)
- Round 6, No. 217
- Round 7: No. 249
- Round 7: No. 250