Chiefs Move Up 17 Spots in NFL Draft for Quarterback

Friday, 28 Apr, 2017

Kansas City is coming off a 12-4 season in which it won the AFC West.

In January, Whitehouse native and Texas Tech Red Raider quarterback Patrick Mahomes declared for the NFL Draft, forgoing his senior season. Should the Chiefs get a franchise quarterback to eventually replace Smith, Kansas City could extend its Super Bowl window significantly.

If that's the case, then the Chiefs would likely focus everything on winning here and now, picking players to plug the most immediate holes.

What was a surprise, however, was that they traded up this far for Mahomes when many expected Clemson's DeShaun Watson to be the second QB taken. The Chiefs have wanted this kid from the jump and might be willing to trade up to get him at No. 27. Time will tell, but Chiefs Kingdom is absolutely thrilled with this. With KC giving up a third round pick and a first round pick next year, that's quite an investment in a guy who won't be playing this year. The Chiefs need another cornerback and with a draft that is deep with CB talent, the Chiefs may look to select one in the first two days of the draft. The Chiefs made the tenth pick of the night.

It's a bold play for the Chiefs, but if you trust in what Reid does as a quarterback guru it's hard not to like the deal for both parties.

The Bills did the best thing any team could do in the 2017 NFL Draft.