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Mel Kiper Mock Draft Has Chiefs Select K-State DE Felix Anudike-Uzaomah

With a little over a month left until the 2023 NFL Draft kicks off in Kansas City, ESPN’s Mel Kiper released his updated NFL Mock Draft 3.0 which featured a familiar face landing in KC.

With the 31st pick in Kiper’s mock, he has the reigning super bowl champions selecting Kansas State defensive end, Felix Anudike-Uzomah.


Kiper describes Anudike-Uzomah as a super-productive college player at Kansas State racking up 19.5 sacks in two seasons. The Big 12 Player of the Year would pair up opposite last year’s first-round first-round pass rusher from Purdue, George Karlaftis.

The Chiefs did end up bringing in San Francisco 49ers pass rusher Charles Omenihu recently to plug the absence on the defensive line left by the departure of Frank Clark, but in the event, the Chiefs can snag Anudike-Uzomah, the rookie pass rusher could come in, and compete for a day one job.


The NFL Draft takes place in Kansas City this season which coincidentally is also where the Kansas State product is from. Anudike-Uzomah played at Lee Summit high school and if Uzomah is able to start in Kansas in high school, spend the next few years two hours away in Manhattan, then get selected in the first round by the team he cheered on as a kid in his hometown of Kansas City where the NFL Draft is taking place, the hometown routes would be otherworldly.

The NFL Draft kicks off on April 27th in Kansas City where the super bowl champions are more than expected to have the loudest cheer upon their first-round selection.

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