2023 NFL Draft Recap: Kansas City Chiefs
The 2023 NFL Draft has concluded after months of scrutiny about these prospects, potential landing spots, team and scheme fits, and so on. Now we get to start the entire process all over again now that we have team landing spots for these college prospects with their new NFL teams.
Today, we tackle the Kansas City Chiefs and how they fared in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Kansas City's 2023 NFL Draft Selections:
- Round 1 Pick 31 - Felix Anudike-Uzomah, EDGE, Kansas State
- Round 2, Pick 55 - Rashee Rice, WR, SMU
- Round 3, Pick 92 - Wanya Morris, OT, Oklahoma
- Round 4, Pick 119 - Chamarri Conner, DB, Virginia Tech
- Round 5, Pick 166 - BJ Thompson, EDGE, Stephen F. Austin
- Round 6, Pick 194 - Keondre Coburn, DT, Texas
- Round 7, Pick 250 - Nic Jones, CB, Ball State
The 2023 Fantasy Football Impact
For the second straight year, Kansas City selected a wide receiver in the second round of the NFL draft and this year’s choice was Rashee Rice out of SMU. As we’ve learned over the years, whoever ends up in the Chiefs high powered offense sees a serious spike in their average draft position (ADP). Maybe people have learned their lesson from drafting a skill player just because the Chiefs drafted him, and we’ll see a more appropriate value on Rice… maybe. The more likely outcome is Rashee Rice continues to rise in rookie draft ADP as we move closer to the season, and we completely lose the value that is there at the moment.
Rice is a solid prospect with nice size and decent speed. There is definitely a path to early touches if Andy Reid is willing to give him the chance. We saw Reid trust Skyy Moore more as the season progressed, so it’s not out of the question. If you are drafting soon, now is a good time to buy in on Rice before that spike, or if you are drafting later on then you can enjoy the values of other prospects.
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