After trading up to select cornerback Trent McDuffie, the Kansas City Chiefs followed that move with another defensive reinforcement in edge rusher George Karlaftis.

Despite almost slipping out of the first round, the Purdue product was in attendance at the NFL draft. Upon taking the stage, he told the Las Vegas audience: “I’m ready to go win some Super Bowls.”

#Chiefs George Karlaftis talking on draft stage: “I’m ready to go win some Super Bowls.”

— Aaron Ladd (@aaronladd0) April 29, 2022

That surely left a tremendous first impression for fans, but it wasn’t his only message to Chiefs Kingdom.

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Karlaftis: ‘Let’s Get to Work, Let’s Win’

The Chiefs official Twitter account posted a video message from Karlaftis just after 11 p.m. CST.

.@TheGK3 is ready to win‼️

— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) April 29, 2022

The new pass rusher stated: “Hey Chiefs Kingdom, this is George Karlaftis I’m excited to be part of the family, let’s get to work, let’s win.”

A simple statement, but one that describes the Greek native to a T — he’s a worker with a tremendous motor. You know you’ll always get 100% effort from Karlaftis on and off the field, and that’s exactly what general manager Brett Veach and head coach Andy Reid were looking for.

After a charity event on April 27, in Vegas, the pass rusher spoke on the potential of the Chiefs drafting him — via Mick Shaffer. “We had some pretty good conversations,” Karlaftis told reporters. “Really positive, they really like me, obviously I really like them — great team, great organization — just gotta see how things shake out in the draft.”

Here’s George Karlaftis from Wednesday on the Chiefs.

— Mick Shaffer (@mickshaffer) April 29, 2022

He added that it would be “incredible” to be selected by Kansas City, explaining: “Chiefs don’t play from behind too much so that’d be awesome to get to rush the passer.”

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