When Kansas City hosts the 2023 NFL Draft next month, there’s a good chance fans of the hometown team have a lengthy wait before hearing Roger Goodell call out the Chiefs’ pick.
Barring any draft night deals, Kansas City will have the 31st pick in the first round, thanks to posting the league’s best record (and because the Dolphins forfeited their top pick due to violating league policies).
Come April 27, Kansas City’s Union Station will become the latest venue to host the draft. And those who want to place wagers, can take advantage of Kansas sports betting after a short drive to the state line.
BetKansas.com, the home to Kansas sportsbook bonuses, wanted to break down where the Chiefs stand entering the 2023 NFL Draft and who could find their way onto the champs’ roster.
Where Chiefs Stand Entering 2023 NFL Draft
The Chiefs have 10 selections in this year’s draft, with one pick in each round to go with two picks apiece in the fourth, sixth and seventh rounds.
The Andy Reid-coached Chiefs acquired two picks in the draft, getting the 122nd and 178th picks from the Dolphins in last year’s trade that sent wideout Tyreek Hill to Miami.
Two other Kansas City selections (the 217th and 250th picks) came to the Chiefs as compensatory picks, setting the stage for what should be a busy draft week.
Who Chiefs Could Take In First Round
Kansas mobile betting apps oddsmakers have not released an exact list of potential picks for the Chiefs in the first round.
But of the players with team-specific draft odds posted by FanDuel Sportsbook Kansas, former Crimson Tide running back Jahmyr Gibbs has the best odds of joining the Chiefs. KC is listed at +700 to land the two-time All-SEC selection in the opening round.
On the operator’s list for Gibbs’ services, Kansas City has the same odds as Dallas, Buffalo and Cincinnati.
Kansas City is listed at +2000 to take Ohio State wideout Jaxon Smith-Njigba with the team’s first round pick.
Whichever player Reid and company tabs with the Chiefs’ lone first-round selection joins a who’s who list that includes reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, cornerback Trent McDuffie and defensive end George Karlaftis.
One way or another, the Chiefs will be on the clock in the late night hours of April 27, with the team’s front office looking to add another MVP-caliber player to a roster chocked full of talent.