The KC Chiefs added Joshua Kaindoh in the fourth round. Here’s to hoping he can help out when it comes to getting after the quarterback.
With the final pick of the fourth round, the Kansas City Chiefs added defensive end Joshua Kaindoh out of Florida State. Kaindoh, a 6’7″, 247-pound monster of a man, played all four years of his college eligibility at Florida State. During that time, he recorded 59 tackles (16.5 for loss) and eight sacks. He didn’t get a sack in 2020.
The big thing that worries me with this pick is Kaindoh’s injury history. He only had 10 starts in each of his four years due to injuries and the Chiefs are taking a risk by adding an injury-prone player on defense.
If Kaindoh can stay healthy, however, he’s someone who could help Frank Clark and the rest of the Chiefs’ pass-rushing unit.
The KC Chiefs need help in their pass-rushing department and Joshua Kaindoh is hopefully a nice piece to the puzzle.
I definitely would have rather the Chiefs gone with a wide receiver with the No. 144 pick, but a pass-rusher was needed as well. Kaindoh is a massive force and while he probably is going to be more of a project player to start off, there are certainly flashes of potential with him in the Chiefs’ defense.
Matt Lombardo’s tweet that I included above highlights what Kaindoh can bring to Kansas City. He seems to think this is a good fit for the Chiefs. The Chiefs have had good luck in the fourth round recently and hopefully, Kaindoh is yet another example of that. It might take some time for Chiefs fans to truly see what he can offer but it’s hard to scoff at the team bringing someone in who can get after the quarterback.
Per his draft profile on The Draft Network,
"As a run defender, Kaindoh has the size, length, and functional strength to be effective but he has to become a more consistent processor. Kaindoh’s best football might be ahead of him, but he needs to develop and stay healthy. He has NFL starter traits but there is plenty of work needed for him to claim that type of role. His tools make him a chance worth taking."
Kaindoh might not be a big name in the draft but not many people are at this stage of the draft. The Chiefs still have three more picks to make and the selection of Kaindoh did check off one of their major needs.
What do you think of the selection of Joshua Kaindoh?