In the last selection of the 2023 NFL Draft’s opening round, the Kansas City Chiefs selected Felix Anudike-Uzomahsa How did the Chiefs Kingdom react to the pick?
It was nearly Friday morning by the time the Kansas City Chiefs made their first selection in the 2023 NFL Draft. Such are the problems of the reigning Super Bowl champions. NFL fans descended upon Kansas City for the draft this year, making for a memorable and profitable experience for the Kansas City area. That profitable experience extended to the Chiefs themselves when Felix Anudike-Uzomah fell to them at 31st overall.
Anudike-Uzomah was ESPN analyst Mel Kiper’s 39th-ranked prospect in this year’s draft. He certainly fills a need for the Chiefs, who are yet again a Super Bowl favorite ahead of the 2023 season, as a potential starting end across from George Karlaftis. In the face of veteran losses like Carlos Dunlap and Frank Clark, the Chiefs did well to add Anudike-Uzomah to the mix.
Anudike-Uzomah is not only a great talent but he’s an even better story as a local kid who went to Lee’s Summit High School before playing collegiately at Kansas State. Now he can remain in the area around family and friends while trying to help the team he grew up watching.
The Chiefs’ faithful had some quick opinions on the newest Chief and the scenario around how he came to Kansas City. Here were some of our favorites. The good news is that some really believe this pick is going to make a big difference in K.C.
Chiefs reporter Herbie Teope not only likes the pick but reminds us of the future financial value added to an expensive position.
A lot of Chiefs Kingdom was into the hometown kid storyline (as we should be).
Overall, most fans seem to approve even if it’s not the moonshot some were hoping for in the first round.