The 3 best moves of the KC Chiefs offseason

Oct 30, 2021; Manhattan, Kansas, USA; Kansas State Wildcats defensive end Felix Anudike-Uzomah (91)
Oct 30, 2021; Manhattan, Kansas, USA; Kansas State Wildcats defensive end Felix Anudike-Uzomah (91) / Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports
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Best moves of the KC Chiefs offseason - Drafting Felix Anudike-Uzomah

My perspective on this move has evolved since draft night. While there's no guarantee that Felix Anudike-Uzomah will develop into an All-Pro caliber defensive end, the Chiefs secured great value with the 31st overall pick. Although Anudike-Uzomah wasn't my top choice among pass rushers in this past draft class, it doesn't diminish the fact that he is a highly skilled player. His combination of potential and experience made him an enticing prospect late in the first round.

Furthermore, Anudike-Uzomah addresses a position that fulfills both short and long-term needs for Kansas City. Although the Chiefs aren't particularly weak on the edge, having an abundance of quality pass rushers is always advantageous. Additionally, while the team possesses depth at the defensive end position, they lack the high-end talent necessary to elevate their overall pass rush alongside Chris Jones. Anudike-Uzomah has the potential to become a multiple-time Pro Bowler while also offering a solid floor, enabling him to see consistent playing time early in his career.

What truly impresses me about this move for Kansas City is that it checks all the boxes. Did they obtain value? Absolutely. Does it address a position of need? Certainly. Is it a premium position? Without a doubt. Anudike-Uzomah, being a KC native, adds to the excitement and carries the potential to become a Pro Bowl-level pass rusher for the Chiefs. Also, following the departures of Frank Clark and Carlos Dunlap, the Chiefs needed to find replacements. First, they signed Charles Omenihu, and now they've drafted Felix Anudike-Uzomah. One could argue that both players are upgrades over their predecessors, with Anudike-Uzomah having the potential to be a significant success for Brett Veach.