Actor Eric Stonestreet praises Chiefs fans while announcing KC’s fourth-round draft pick

Emmy Award-winning actor Eric Stonestreet has been a Chiefs fan since he was a kid growing up in Kansas City, Kansas.

With the 2023 NFL Draft being held in Kansas City, Stonestreet has soaked up the experience. He was at Wednesday’s taping of the “New Heights” podcast, took the stage at Union Station at the start of the draft on Thursday, and was part of ABC’s draft coverage on Friday.

Stonestreet also took Rich Eisen of the NFL Network, CBS Sports analyst Charles Davis and others out for barbecue in Kansas City, Kansas. They stopped at Slap’s BBQ.

On Saturday, Stonestreet was back at Union Station to announce the Chiefs’ fourth-round pick: Virginia Tech defensive back Chamarri Conner.

“I’m so proud of our hometown,” Stonestreet said. “You guys showed up and showed the National Football League what a great, welcoming city Kansas City is. So thank you, Kansas City! We love all NFL fans! We love everyone! We love FOOTBALL!

“All right, the Minnesota Vikings have traded the 119th pick to the Kansas City Chiefs. And with that being said, with the 119th pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the current Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs select Chamarri Conner, defensive back, Virginia Tech.

“Welcome to Chiefs Kingdom, Chamarri!”

That was a cleansing for Chiefs fans who heard, Jason McCourty make fun of Patrick Mahomes and KC barbecue on Friday night at Union Station.