General manager Brett Veach did not want to make the throngs of the Kansas City Chiefs faithful who came out to watch Day 3 of the NFL Draft wait too long to hear their team make a selection, trading away the 134th overall pick (in the fourth round) and the Chiefs 2024 fifth-round pick, in exchange for the Minnesota Vikings’ 119th overall pick.
The Chiefs used the pick to select Virginia Tech defensive back Chamarri Conner. The last time the Chiefs selected a safety who played their college ball out of the state of Virginia was in 2019 — when Kansas City selected Virginia safety Juan Thornhill 63rd overall.
Um ÓTIMO VAS!#NFLDraft @chamarriconner9 pic.twitter.com/vjpuSk3Iuc— Arrowhead Brasil (@arrowheadbr) April 29, 2023
Conner is a stout defensive back who spent the majority of his college career in the nickel before moving to safety in 2022, where he split his time between playing back deep and as a slot/box defender.
Chiefs Draft Picks (8)
- Round 1, Pick 32 (31st overall): DE Felix Anudike-Uzomah
- Round 2, Pick 24* (55th overall): WR Rashee Rice
- Round 3, Pick 29** (92nd overall): OL Wanya Morris
- Round 4, Pick 17*** (119th overall): DB Chamarri Conner
- Round 5, Pick 32 (166th overall)
- Round 6, Pick 1 (178th overall)
- Round 6, Pick 17* (194th overall)
- Round 7, Pick 33 (250th overall)
*acquired in Day 2 trade with the Detroit Lions
**acquired in Day 2 trade with the Cincinnati Bengals
*** acquired in Day 3 trade with the Minnesota Vikings