From The Couch – King Felix Becomes A Chief
On Thursday night, K-State defensive end Felix Anudike-Uzomah was drafted in the first round of the NFL draft by his hometown Kansas City Chiefs with the 31st pick overall. The Wildcats haven’t had a first round selection since Josh Freeman was selected at number 17 in the 2009 draft. This was extra special since Anudike-Uzomah is from Lee’s Summit and grew up a huge Chiefs fan. Here is Chiefs owner Clark Hunt announcing the pick…
JM: The Chiefs were excited to be able to select a hometown product in the first round….
JM: Felix was not in attendance at the draft, but he threw a heckuva watch party….
JM: Think his friends and family are excited? That would be an understatement!
JM: Already tomahawk chopping! Love it!
“He’ll help us right away.”…Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, 4/27/2023
JM: I think the Chiefs got a steal with this pick. Felix will be an immediate contributor and, to be quite honest, fans will likely not miss Frank Clark at all. The Chiefs didn’t pick him because he’s a hometown kid. They picked him because he’s a great football player.
JM: It’s good to see Felix visiting the kids at Children’s Mercy. What if the Chiefs draft Julius Brents and Deuce Vaughn as well? How cool would that be? It’s unlikely, because Brents probably won’t be around long in the second round. However, I think Vaughn will be available by the time of the Chiefs’ next pick.
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