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Chiefs trade up to 10th pick to select Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes

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The Kansas City Chiefs made a massive move in the first round to grab a quarterback.

The Chiefs traded their first and third round picks this year, along with their 2018 first round pick, to the Buffalo Bills to jump up to the 10th overall pick in the draft.

The Chiefs then used their new selection to select Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Alex Smith is currently under contract with Kansas City through the 2018 season, but Mahomes now gives the Chiefs a quarterback to develop before presumably taking over the job as early as next seasons.

Mahomes was a two-year starter at Texas Tech before leaving after his junior season. Mahomes completed 65.7 percent of his passes for 5,052 yards and 41 touchdowns last year for the Red Raiders. He was a second-team All-Big 12 selection.

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26 Responses to “Chiefs trade up to 10th pick to select Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes”
  1. iowalion72 says: Apr 27, 2017 9:23 PM

    Double-slap!

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Apr 27, 2017 9:23 PM

    DeShaun Watson is the best QB in this draft. Texas Tech Quarterbacks are not successful at the Pro Level. System QBs. This guy is Kaepernick Jr.

  3. I prefer my Crush to be Orange says: Apr 27, 2017 9:23 PM

    Watson just got slapped in the face twice.

  4. gadzod says: Apr 27, 2017 9:24 PM

    Here’s to hoping KC finishes 0-16! Let’s go Buffalo!

  5. artliedtocleveland says: Apr 27, 2017 9:25 PM

    An awful player going to an awful team. How fitting

  6. azjahawkr says: Apr 27, 2017 9:25 PM

    Life long Chiefs fan and not totally happy with this selection. I was ok until they gave up number 1 next year. I feel it’s a reach

  7. itsnotforme says: Apr 27, 2017 9:26 PM

    Major reach and they gave up a lot. Only time will tell if it was a good move.

  8. sdcharger123 says: Apr 27, 2017 9:27 PM

    That’s not a good trade/pick. Reach.

  9. Della Street says: Apr 27, 2017 9:27 PM

    For the second time in an hour, WOW! That’s way too much to give up.

  10. rondayne says: Apr 27, 2017 9:29 PM

    Buffalo finally making a good draft day trade

  11. taeh324 says: Apr 27, 2017 9:32 PM

    Quarterbacks will make a team go crazy. As like right now Houston just traded up most like for Watson

  12. taintedsaints2009 says: Apr 27, 2017 9:33 PM

    Watson is not accurate. He is a bust waiting to happen.

  13. yak2104 says: Apr 27, 2017 9:34 PM

    Andy Reid just annointed Derek Carr the best QB in the AFC. Way to give up 2 first round picks, Chefs… LOL!!!!

  14. cowboysmb3dw28 says: Apr 27, 2017 9:36 PM

    Hahaha Watson is gonna have a breakdown at this rate

  15. roscoepcoaltrain86 says: Apr 27, 2017 9:41 PM

    As a Chiefs fan, John Dorsey just put his job on the line. Not happy with all we gave up for a kid that’s from the same town as Johnny Football.

  16. dsheik says: Apr 27, 2017 9:52 PM

    Seems like a lot to give up. Why Mahomes? I like the aggressiveness from KC but theyve passed on better prospects than Mahomes in recent years and gave up a lot for him in a known weak QB class.

  17. skoobyfl says: Apr 27, 2017 10:00 PM

    I’m all in for the Bills picking 1/2 next year, just take UCLA / USC QB’s and we know we will have a great one. Trade the other in a few seasons.

  18. tylawspick6 says: Apr 27, 2017 10:12 PM

    just a disaster

  19. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Apr 27, 2017 10:26 PM

    Chiefs gave up a lot more (for nothing) when they dealt for Alex Smith. I love this move.

  20. dawiz says: Apr 27, 2017 10:32 PM

    His arm is like Philip rivers, kid will be great!

  21. backuppunter says: Apr 27, 2017 10:32 PM

    1st round 2018! ouch. hope it’s worth it. i trust you andy!

  22. roscoepcoaltrain86 says: Apr 27, 2017 10:40 PM

    Smith was at least proven and KC knew what they were getting. This kid is a project at 10 overall with 13 starts. Its the clockstarter on Dorsey’s job is all I’m saying for now.

  23. unbridledsexy says: Apr 27, 2017 10:43 PM

    We gave up a lot but i’m not gonna get pissed. The draft is a crap shoot. Looks at all of the stars on our team and how many of them are 1st round? Anyone can be a dud or a stud. But there are two things we know for sure. Alex is a good qb and deserves to start, but he was one of multiple players that didn’t bring their A game to Arrowhead last January, but he did play really well in Indy, Houston and New England . And C, Andy Reid is the freaking horse whisperer when it comes to QB’s. I’m wasting zero emotional energy on this draft. The NFL in general hasn’t earned it.

  24. taintedsaints2009 says: Apr 27, 2017 10:53 PM

    Drafting these so called raw talents with upside almost never works out. There’s a reason guys like that can’t be an established product: because they can’t specialize.

  25. denverscott says: Apr 27, 2017 11:11 PM

    Reach around.

  26. eroschmidt says: Apr 28, 2017 12:46 PM

    I wanted my Bills to take Ohio St. CB Lattimore with #10. However, if our pick at #27 – LSU CB Tre White – turns out to be a good corner I will be extremely happy next year when we have two first round picks…

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