Derrick Nnadi

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Derrick Nnadi
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Nnadi in the 2019 NFL season
No. 91 – Kansas City Chiefs
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1996-05-09) May 9, 1996 (age 23)
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:317 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school:Ocean Lakes
(Virginia Beach, Virginia)
College:Florida State
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 3 / Pick: 75
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Third team All-ACC (2017)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2019
Total tackles:76
Forced fumbles:1
Interceptions :1
Pass deflections:1
Player stats at

Derrick Nnadi (born May 9, 1996) is an American football defensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida State.[1][2]

Professional career[edit]

On December 9, 2017, it was announced that Nnadi had accepted his invitation to play in the 2018 Senior Bowl.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] 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[6][7]

External video
Derrick Nnadi's NFL Combine Workout
NFL Draft Profile: Derrick Nnadi
Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 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
(1.85 m)
317 lb
(144 kg)
33 12 in
(0.85 m)
9 78 in
(0.25 m)
5.33 s 1.81 s 3.04 s 5.02 s 8.15 s 17 in
(0.43 m)
8 ft 0 in
(2.44 m)
25 reps
All values from NFL Combine[8]

The Kansas City Chiefs selected Nnadi in the third round (75th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[9] 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.[10]

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Chiefs draft Derrick Nnadi 75th overall

On June 15, 2018, the Kansas City Chiefs signed Nnadi to a four-year, $3.74 million contract featuring a signing bonus of $959,400.[11]

In week 11 of the 2019 season against the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday Night Football, Nnadi recorded his first career interception off Philip Rivers in the 24–17 win. [12]

Personal life[edit]

Nnadi is of Nigerian descent.[13]


  1. ^ "Senior Moment: Derrick Nnadi reflects on his most memorable moment at Florida State". Tallahassee Democrat. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
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  3. ^ "FSU defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi invited to 2018 Senior Bowl". December 9, 2017. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "FSU DT Derrick Nnadi will not participate in Senior Bowl". January 19, 2018. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  5. ^ "NFL Draft 2018: Can Derrick Nnadi overcome poor combine to thrive in pros?". April 15, 2018. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  6. ^ "Derrick Nnadi, DS #11 DT, Florida State". Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  7. ^ "NFL Derrick Nnadi-ESPN". Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  8. ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Derrick Nnadi". National Football League. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  9. ^ "Chiefs draft Florida State DT Derrick Nnadi in third round". April 27, 2018. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  10. ^ Goldman, Charles (April 27, 2018). "Instant analysis: Chiefs trade up in round 3, select Derrick Nnadi". Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  11. ^ " Derrick Nnadi contract". Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  12. ^ "Mahomes, Chiefs hold off Chargers 24-17 in Mexico City". November 18, 2019. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  13. ^ "Nigeria dominates Africa's 2018 NFL draftee list". ESPN. April 23, 2018. Retrieved May 7, 2018.

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