TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State defensive end Joshua Kaindoh was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth round of the 2021 NFL Draft on Saturday.
Kaindoh, the 144th overall selection, is the 200th Florida State player drafted since 1984 and the 291st draft pick in program history. He is the eighth all-time Kansas City draft pick from Florida State and joins defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi on the Chiefs’ active roster.
Kaindoh is the third Seminole drafted this year, joining second-round cornerback Asante Samuel, Jr., and fourth-round defensive end Janarius Robinson. Kaindoh’s selection marks the 13th time in program history FSU has multiple defensive lineman picked in the same draft.
Kaindoh appeared in 36 games at FSU with 10 starts and recorded 58 tackles, including 16.5 for loss with 8.0 sacks, 11 quarterback hurries, one interception, two pass breakups and one forced fumble. The Baltimore native returned his interception 25 yards for a touchdown in Florida State’s 31-28 win over No. 5 North Carolina, registering the first interception return touchdown by an FSU defensive lineman since 2009.
He saw action in his first 28 games at Florida State before an injury three games into 2019. As a true freshman against Delaware State, he made 4.0 sacks, the highest single-game total in the ACC and second-highest total nationally that season. In 2018, Kaindoh made 19 tackles, including 4.5 for loss with 3.0 sacks, four quarterback hurries and one pass breakup. That year’s tackle total included five solo stops at No. 3 Notre Dame. He recorded nine tackles, including 2.5 for loss with 1.0 sack, in his injury-shortened 2019 season with a season-high five tackles against ULM.
Kaindoh also was a two-time ACC Honor Roll member and earned the Florida State football team’s Academic Excellence Award in 2018.
The 2021 NFL Draft continues Saturday with coverage on ABC, ESPN and the NFL Network.