Felix Anudike-Uzomah signs rookie deal with KC Chiefs
By Matt Conner
The Kansas City Chiefs have officially signed their first-round pick from the 2023 NFL Draft: K-State defensive end Felix Anudike-Uzomah.
The Kansas City Chiefs have reached an agreement with another one of their draft picks from the 2023 NFL Draft with word that first-round selection Felix Anudike-Uzomah has signed his rookie contract.
The Chiefs selected Anudike-Uzomah at No. 31 overall after deciding to stay put in their position as the final pick in the first round after flirting with moves up and down the order.
Anudike-Uzomah is a former Kansas State product who shows strong potential as a three-down lineman who can eventually take over Frank Clark’s spot as a defensive end in Steve Spagnuolo’s front line. With an NFL-ready combination of strength, agility, and quickness, his pass-rushing skills should translate to the next level, and he’s shown himself to be a solid run defender even as he’ll probably add more weight.
Last season for the Wildcats, Anudike-Uzomah had 11 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks after putting up 11 sacks the previous season. His efforts last year earned him the 2022 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year award.
The Chiefs had already signed five of their picks in the 2023 draft as of last week, which leaves only second-round wide receiver Rashee Rice (SMU) as the lone unsigned draft pick.