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Mixed reaction to Chiefs drafting quarterback Patrick Mahomes

Why drafting Patrick Mahomes might not work for the Chiefs

Kansas City Star sportswriters Terez Paylor, Sam Mellinger, Blair Kerkhoff and Vahe Gregorian discuss the history of Texas Tech quarterbacks in the NFL and why Mahomes might fail with the Chiefs, who drafted him 10th overall Thursday.
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Kansas City Star sportswriters Terez Paylor, Sam Mellinger, Blair Kerkhoff and Vahe Gregorian discuss the history of Texas Tech quarterbacks in the NFL and why Mahomes might fail with the Chiefs, who drafted him 10th overall Thursday.

Well, they finally did it.

For the first time since 1983 (Todd Blackledge), the Kansas City Chiefs took a quarterback in the first round of the NFL Draft. The Chiefs traded up to No. 10 in the draft on Thursday night and took Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

The Chiefs gave up their first- and third-round picks in this year’s draft and a first-round pick next season for the 10th pick, which had belonged to the Buffalo Bills.

Among the so-called experts, the reaction to the Chiefs drafting Mahomes was mixed:

The Kansas City Chiefs traded up to select Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes with the 10th overall pick in Thursday's NFL Draft.

Here is what Chiefs players were saying on Twitter.

And Chiefs fans seemed to fall into one of three camps: happy, unhappy, just glad the Chiefs finally drafted a quarterback in the first round. That includes Royals pitcher Danny Duffy, who went through a range of emotions.

The Kansas City Chiefs drafted Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes II with the 10th overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday, April 27, 2017.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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