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12-4, 1st in AFC West
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3hTodd McShay

Chiefs made one of Round 1's biggest surprises

Kansas City is a great landing spot for Patrick Mahomes II. But it was surprising to see the Chiefs so aggressive in targeting a player who still needs a lot of work.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Deshaun Watson has more wins in the College Football Playoff (3-1 record) than Mitchell Trubisky and Patrick Mahomes have wins over ranked opponents combined (2 - both by Trubisky).

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

General manager John Dorsey said the Chiefs were working five or six different deals to get into position to draft quarterback Patrick Mahomes and agreed with the Bills to move up to 10 before the draft began. "But you can never underestimate when you go through that draft (that) somebody can pull that rug from under you and all of a sudden you're left holding nothing," Dorsey said.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

"I felt to get this player I had to be at 10. I know that there were three teams that wanted this player very badly." -- general manager John Dorsey on the Chiefs' move up in the first round to get quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

"It was pretty tense in there for a little bit because we knew there were a couple of other teams trying to get him." -- coach Andy Reid on the mood in the Chiefs' draft room before they made the trade with the Bills to move up to pick QB Patrick Mahomes.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

"There is going to be a day when Alex (Smith) isn't playing anymore and you've got to have somebody that can step in and go. We feel like this kid with some growth will be in position to do that." -- Chiefs coach Andy Reid on new quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

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Sports Science puts Mahomes through his paces

Former Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes II visited the Sports Science lab to show off the big arm and athleticism that made him into the eventual No. 10 overall pick.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

"We have to be patient. He's not ready right now." -- Chiefs coach Andy Reid on quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

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Chiefs trade up for Patrick Mahomes II (0:48)
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Chiefs trade up 17 spots to take Mahomes (0:30)

ESPN Stats and Information  

Patrick Mahomes II is a bit of a departure from what the Chiefs are used to under center with Alex Smith. The Texas Tech product led the Power 5 conferences in completions outside the pocket (55) and ranked second in the Big 12 for scramble yards (313).

Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

Kansas City is a great, great place for Patrick Mahomes to go. Steady, strong HC in Reid who has vast experience developing QBs and learned from a great one in Mike Holmgren. Steady, strong starter in Alex Smith who is totally unlike Mahomes from a playing mentality standpoint and would seem to be a great resource for a sometimes erratic young QB.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Really good fit for Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City. Structured system under Andy Reid that will develop his footwork, timing and overall mechanics. Plus, with the west coast route tree, Mahomes can showcase his arm strength throwing the ball inside of the numbers. Find the window and expose the coverage.

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Michigan alums Peppers, Funchess divided on Mahomes pick (0:43)

Todd McShay ESPN Senior Writer 

QB Patrick Mahomes is loaded with talent. If you focus on his mechanics and his backyard style of play, you're not going to like him. If you focus on the results and his potential, you see star qualities. Kansas City is a great home for Mahomes. He can learn from Andy Reid and won't be rushed onto the field.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

As for the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes, a QB needing time to develop could do much worse than to spend that time with Andy Reid.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs drafted a quarterback in the first round for the first time since 1983 in Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes.I had Chiefs taking Mahomes in ESPN NFL Nation mock draft, but at 27.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Now 7 offensive players in the top 10. Bills move down 17 spots, add a third-rounder this year and a first-rounder next year. Can absolutely get CB help at 27. Great deal for Buffalo.

Todd McShay ESPN Senior Writer 

The Chiefs traded up to No. 10 overall. Is it for a QB? I think Deshaun Watson is a better fit for their scheme than Patrick Mahomes, but I heard Mahomes and Davis Webb as two QBs linked to KC leading up to the draft.

Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

Word is, Andy Reid likes Patrick Mahomes. Does he like Mahomes enough to take him at No. 10?

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

In trading down from No. 10 to No. 27, the Bills also acquired a 2017 third round pick (91st overall) and 2018 first round pick from Kansas City. That's an ideal outcome for Buffalo, which is now building draft capital under new coach Sean McDermott. Obvious change in philosophy from 2014, when Bills gave up a 2015 first-round pick to move up five spots for WR Sammy Watkins.

Team Stats

Passing Yards233.819th
Rushing Yards109.315th
Points For24.213th
Points Against19.47th

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