Kansas City Chiefs Draft Review

A look in on most of the Kansas City Chiefs draft picks from this year’s 2022 NFL Draft.


Mark Elliott, Editor-In-Chief

Largely due to the Tyreek Hill trade with the Miami Dolphins, the Chiefs had 9 draft picks in this year’s 2022 NFL Draft. The draft went the way anyone with a functioning football brain would expect, building up the non producing pass rush and poor secondary. The Chiefs first pick was the 21st overall and they selected Trent Mcduffie, cornerback, from Washington University. This was a great addition to the Chief’s cornerback room with one of th most athletic and versatile corners in the draft. 

In the second pick of the first round, the Chiefs selected George Karlaftis, and edge rusher out of Purdue. I would say this was the Chiefs best pick of the draft, with how bad the pass rush was last year, this guy can bring a lot to the tabel and help Kansas City bring back a solid defensive front. 

For the 54th overall pick, Kansas City went with a receiver, Skyy Moore, out of Western Michigan. Moore is a talented receiver, who was originally ranked 23rd overall in the draft. For the Chiefs to get him in the late second round was a pretty big steal. Moore can help compliment JuJu Smith-Schuster and Travis Kelce on the air raid offense. 

Eight picks later, the Chiefs went with Bryan Cook, strong safety out of Cincinnati. This pick was probably made in the anticipation of losing Tyrann Mathieu. While this guy will obviously not have the Honey Badger’s impact this early in his career. He is a good scheme fit while being a solid player. He is definitely an underrated defensive back in this year’s draft class. 

In the third round, Chiefs selected Leo Chenal, linebacker, from Wisconsin University. While the Chiefs do have a strong linebacker core, this adds good and young depth to it. He is a really solid run stopper, good special teams guy, but does lack in pass coverage. Nonetheless, he adds to a strong linebacking core. Unfortunately, the Chiefs only had one draft pick in this round. 

In the fifth round, at 145 overall, Kansas City selected Darian Kinnard, Guard, out of Kentucky University. The Chiefs traded up for this draft pick with the Seattle Seahawks, getting a solid addition to the offensive line. Kinnard will be a great help to the Chiefs struggling run game, freeing up the way for Clyde Edwards-Helaire. 

The Chiefs final three picks came in the 7th round. Getting two more corners and a running back, 3 solid late draft pick ups to finish off their 2022 NFL draft. Overall, the Chiefs had a very productive draft, filling a lot of holes in the defense and adding two solid offensive players. I rate this draft a good 8.9 out of 10, a B plus. Kansas City definitely made strides in the right direction with this one. Here is hoping they can continue their magic and success this season without number 10.