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Seminole defensive end Joshua Kaindoh drafted by Kansas City Chiefs

The Seminoles send their second defensive end of the day to the NFL!

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With the 144th pick of the 2021 NFL draft, the Kansas City Chiefs selected defensive end Joshua Kaindoh. The Florida State Seminoles draft prospects had not seen much action over the first two days, with only Asante Samuel Jr hearing his name called. That all changed in the fourth round of the draft when first defensive end Janarius Robinson was selected No. 134 overall. And then ten picks later, fellow Seminole Kaindoh heard his name called.

Kaindoh was part of the 2017 recruiting class and was ranked as a 5-star. He was listed as the 10th best player overall in the nation. Kaindoh overcame a devastating leg injury in the 2019 season that ended his season. In the first game of the 2020 season, he missed time due after an illegal chop block was delivered to his knee. Additionally, Kaindoh was the victim of coaching turnover at Florida State that led to inconsistent coaching.

With NFL defensive line coaching and development, Kansas City potentially offers Kaindoh the opportunity to blossom and finally show off the the skills and talent that so many saw during high school.