KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Felix Anudike-Uzomah officially is in the Kansas City Chiefs fold, according to a report from ESPN.
His selection capped the first night of the draft, which took place at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri — less than 23 miles from Anudike-Uzomah’s high school.
He signed his rookie deal with the Chiefs on Friday, according to Field Yates.
The Chiefs have signed first round pick DE Felix Anudike-Uzomah to his rookie deal.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 19, 2023
Anudike-Uzomah’s four-year rookie contract is worth $11,817,820, according to Over the Cap.
After playing only one game as a freshman with the Wildcats, Anudike-Uzomah totaled 19 1/2 sacks, 25 1/2 tackles for loss and eight forced fumbles in 26 games during the 2021-22 seasons at K-State.
The 2020 Lee’s Summit High School graduate was lightly recruited out of high school.
ESPN and On3 listed Anudike-Uzomah as a three-star prospect coming out of high school, while 247 Sports and Rivals pegged him as a two-star prospect. None had him listed higher than the 38th-best recruit in Missouri from his graduating class.
The Chiefs announced Tuesday that the team had signed its third- through seventh-round picks — Oklahoma tackle Wanya Morris, Virginia Tech safety Chamarri Conner, Stephen F. Austin defensive end BJ Thompson, Texas defensive tackle Keondre Coburn and Ball State cornerback Nic Jones.
That leaves second-round pick Rashee Rice, a wide receiver from SMU and standout at the recent rookie minicamp, as the lone unsigned player from the 2023 draft class.
All drafted rookies sign four-year deals.
Morris, who is named after a member of Boyz II Men, will earn more than $5.3 million, while Conner will receive nearly $4.6 million, Thompson is in line to make more than $4.1 million, Coburn’s deal is worth $4 million and Jones is set to earn $3.9 million over the life of their rookie contracts.