Patrick Mahomes Is Selected in the Top 10 of the NFL Draft
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes5) April 28, 2017
The Kansas City Chiefs traded up from the 27th pick in the NFL Draft to get Patrick Mahomes with the 10th overall pick.
To me, the Kansas City Chiefs was the best possible spot for Mahomes to land. The head coach has coached both Brett Favre and Donovan McNabb — both similar to Patrick Mahomes in different ways.
The Chiefs’ pick also allows Mahomes to be a backup for a season…if he doesn’t win the job over the summer, that is.
The Chiefs were 13th in scoring last season, with the 19th ranked passing attack, only giving up 28 sacks in the 2016 season. The 12-4 Chiefs also had an above average defense, giving up only 19 points per game.
Congratulations to former Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes for the incredible honor of bringing a top 10 pick in the NFL draft.
Here are some initial reactions, including from Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury, who was on-hand to personally congratulate Mahomes:
— Kliff Kingsbury (@TTUKingsbury) April 28, 2017
The #Chiefs were in love with Mahomes since the Super Bowl. Not surprised in the least they made an aggressive move for him
— Matt Verderame (@MattVerderame) April 28, 2017
Reid: “So many people liked him… just weren’t finding a lot of red flags. He’s kind of a clean canvas with his upside. A lot to work with."
— Soren Petro (@SorenPetro) April 28, 2017
I'd definitely trade up to 10 for Mahomes before I'd bet the 2nd pick on Trubisky. Mahomes has a chance to be very good. Good gamble, Andy.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) April 28, 2017
Kliff Kingsbury told Patrick Mahomes' aunt that God must be looking out for him to pair him with Andy Reid.
— Mike Graham (@Mike_ETSN) April 28, 2017
I'd heard Andy Reid believes Patrick Mahomes is the next Brett Favre. Really like this fit. What a move by KC.
— Max Olson (@max_olson) April 28, 2017
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) April 28, 2017
It’s not all positive though, but who listens to Stephen A. Smith?
Damn this. You've got to be kidding me. Patrick MaHomes gets picked over DeShaun Watson? Really. Why bother working out for these teams!!!
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) April 28, 2017