Kansas City Chiefs 2023 NFL Draft Picks
It was a magical season for the Kansas City Chiefs after a 14-3 regular season and a Super Bowl title. Patrick Mahomes won his second MVP Award as the team won the Lombardi Trophy for the second time in four years. Now, it’s time for them to switch their focus to the 2023 NFL Draft!
Here is what you need to know about the Chiefs’ draft picks for 2023.
Kansas City Chiefs Draft Picks in the 2023 NFL Draft
The Super Bowl Champions will have 10 picks in the 2023 NFL Draft. Two of them are compensatory picks in the sixth and seventh rounds. The Chiefs will start their draft at No. 31 overall.
Here’s a list of the draft picks for the Chiefs this year.
– 1st Round: 31st overall
– 2nd Round: 63rd overall
– 3rd Round: 95th overall
– 4th Round: 122nd overall (from Dolphins)
– 4th Round: 134th overall
– 5th Round: 166th overall
– 6th Round: 178th overall (from Bears through Dolphins)
– 6th Round: 217th overall (compensation pick)
– 7th Round: 249th overall
– 7th Round: 250th overall (compensation pick)
The Chiefs scored fourth and sixth-round picks from trades. A couple of compensatory picks are coming the Chiefs way after players left in 2022 for free agency. The team also had a third-round compensation pick after losing Ryan Poles to become the general manager of the Bears. The team traded that pick for Kadarius Toney in 2022.
Chiefs 2023 Mock Draft and Team Needs
After a Super Bowl win, the Chiefs have some options for their first-round pick. Mock drafts have selections such as defensive lineman Mazi Smith from Michigan, wide receiver Zay Flowers from Boston College, or wideout Jalin Hyatt from Tennessee.
The team could focus on the offensive line in this year’s draft after losing Andrew Wylie to the Washington Commanders. There could be some shifting at the tackle positions as the Chiefs figure out what to do after also losing Orlando Brown Jr. to free agency.
The team might also be looking for an edge rusher. In 2022, the squad had the second-most sacks in the NFL. There has already been some shifting around due to free agency and cuts this offseason. This might lead to the team selecting a new edge rusher to help create chaos for opposing quarterbacks at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Chiefs selected cornerback Trent McDuffie from Washington with their first pick in 2022. They also took defensive end George Karlaftis from Purdue at No. 30 in the first round. Second-round pick Skyy Moore and seventh-rounder Isaih Pacheco ended up getting valuable playing time at wide receiver and running back.
When is the 2023 NFL Draft?
Get ready for the 2023 NFL Draft, a highly anticipated event taking place in Kansas City, Missouri over three exciting days in April. Kicking off on April 27th, the First Round selections will air live on NFL Network and ESPN at 8 p.m. ET.
The second and third rounds will follow on April 28th at 7 p.m. ET, with the final rounds of the draft scheduled for April 29th, starting at noon ET. Fans of the NFL can anticipate an exhilarating experience as teams make their picks and prepare to welcome new talent to their rosters.
Kansas City Chiefs Draft FAQs
The 2023 NFL Draft weekend takes place on April 27-29. The event runs from Thursday to Saturday. It begins with the first round on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. This year, it’s located in Kansas City, Missouri at Union Station. Fans from all over the country to one of the NFL’s biggest events.
The Chiefs have 10 picks in 2023. They have one pick in each of the first, second, third, and fifth rounds. They have two picks each in the fourth, sixth, and seventh rounds. One pick in the sixth round is from a trade, while the other is a compensation pick.
The Chiefs and general manager Brett Veach will be selecting their first pick at No. 31 in the 2023 NFL Draft. It is the final pick from Round 1 after winning the Super Bowl and finishing as the best team in the league. The Chiefs also have the final pick in Round 2 and Round 6.