Kansas City Chiefs fourth-round draft pick Joshua Kaindoh was an athletic and versatile player with the Florida State Seminoles.
The young defensive end appears to be the ideal scheme for defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo’s defense. He wasn’t shy about his goal of coming in, doing things the right way and making an impact immediately in Kansas City. Kaindoh didn’t hold back in his excitement after the draft during his introductory press conference with reporters.
The 6-5 260-pound defensive lineman gushed about the opportunity to play alongside veterans Frank Clark and Chris Jones.
“Learn the playbook, make the roster, get under the wing of a vet, be around the facility,” said Kaindoh, already envisioning life in the NFL. “Dreams to reality. It’s just surreal right now. It’s crazy.”
Kaindoh, last season, appeared in eight games, recording 13 total tackles and an interception returned for a touchdown, but also zero sacks. His intangibles and size appealed to the Chiefs, and his excitement was also on display as he described the moments after receiving his selection phone call.
”When I got the call it was just a bunch of yelling and screaming going on,” Kaindoh said. “One of the best moments of my life, easy. Easily my best moment.”
The moment we called Joshua to tell him he’s going to be a Chief pic.twitter.com/rufSejtbt0
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) May 1, 2021
As a rookie in the NFL, Kaindoh isn’t putting a whole lot of pressure on himself. He does feel like there is one thing that he has to prove as soon as he joins his new teammates in Kansas City.
“I just want to go out there and prove I’m a ballplayer,” Kaindoh said. “I want to go out there and ball, simple as that.”
The attitude and ambition are fantastic qualities in a young player such as Kaindoh as he sets out to begin his professional football career. His progress with the Chiefs will be something to look out for throughout the offseason.