Nnadi in the 2019 NFL season
|No. 91 – Kansas City Chiefs|
|Born:||May 9, 1996|
Virginia Beach, Virginia
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||317 lb (144 kg)|
|High school:||Ocean Lakes|
(Virginia Beach, Virginia)
|NFL Draft:||2018 / Round: 3 / Pick: 75|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2018|
On December 9, 2017, it was announced that Nnadi had accepted his invitation to play in the 2018 Senior Bowl. On January 19, 2018, it was reported that Nnadi would not be participating in the 2018 Reese's Senior Bowl due to an unspecified injury. Nnadi attended the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and completed all of the combine and positional drills. His overall performance was described as poor and was a detriment to his draft stock. On March 20, 2018, Nnadi participated at Florida State's pro day and chose to perform the short shuttle (4.97s) and vertical jump (25.5"). He attended a private workout with the New York Jets. At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Nnadi was projected to be a third or fourth round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts. He was ranked as the seventh best defensive tackle in the draft by Scouts Inc. and was ranked the 11th best defensive tackle prospect by DraftScout.com.
|Derrick Nnadi's NFL Combine Workout|
|NFL Draft Profile: Derrick Nnadi|
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 1 in
|33 1⁄2 in
|9 7⁄8 in
|5.33 s||1.81 s||3.04 s||5.02 s||8.15 s||17 in
|8 ft 0 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
The Kansas City Chiefs selected Nnadi in the third round (75th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. The Chiefs traded their third (86th overall) and fourth round (122nd overall) picks to the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for the Ravens' third round pick (75th overall) in order to draft Nnadi.
|Chiefs draft Derrick Nnadi 75th overall|
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