First-Round Pick Appears To Be Injured Already

Chiefs could get massive star for a discount by playing the waiting game

You never want to see an NFL player get injured before training camp, let alone before OTAs. But it appears that one team is already dealing with a potential injury to their first-round draft pick.



On Saturday, Kansas City Chiefs writer Pete Sweeney reported that first-round pick Felix Anudike-Uzomah, who the Chiefs took 31st overall, was seen without a helmet on the first day of rookie minicamp.





Sweeney noted that Anudike-Uzomah did not participate in any drills with the team and had his hand wrapped up. He noted that Chiefs head coach Andy Reid will speak to the media on Monday. “Head coach Andy Reid will speak to the media Monday, so we’re likely to find out more then. An injury at this stage isn’t much of a concern.

Remember, at this time last year, WR Skyy Moore was held out due to injury,” Sweeney wrote.



Felix Anudike-Uzomah was a superstar at Kansas State over the past two seasons, recording 19.5 sacks and 25.5 tackles for loss over the last 26 games.



First-Round Pick Appears To Be Injured Already



He earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors and was a First-Team All-American this past season. The Chiefs took him in an effort to augment their pass rush and may give him a big role as rookie this year. Will this injury wind up being a big setback for the rookie pass rusher?