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Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

No matter what else happens, the success or failure of this Chiefs draft depends on quarterback Patrick Mahomes

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

GM Mickey Loomis confirmed that it was possible the Saints could have drafted QB Patrick Mahomes II with the 11th pick if the draft fell a certain way. But they would have taken CB Marshon Lattimore ahead of him even if both players were available. "But we did like Patrick Mahomes a lot. I think that's a really good pick by Kansas City," Loomis said. The Saints didn't wind up taking another QB, even though they had a total of six picks in the first three rounds. So it's a perfect example of them being willing to take a QB – but not forcing it.

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Kareem Hunt's numbers on the ground, as Toledo's all-time leading rusher, are well-documented. But his receiving totals in 2016 for the Rockets (41 catches, 403 yards) topped his numbers from his first three seasons combined.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs add their running back after trading up in the third round to get Toledo's Kareem Hunt. He had a prolific senior season with 1,475 rushing yards and 41 receptions. He'll get some playing time in a rotation that also includes Spencer Ware.

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Tanoh Kpassagnon led Villanova in sacks (11), tackles for loss (21.5) and fumble recoveries (2) in 2016, which should be a welcome addition to a Chiefs defense that had the NFL's fifth fewest sacks and lost Dontari Poe.


Chiefs add big-bodied DE Tanoh Kpassagnon

Kansas City selected the 6-foot-7, 289-pound Villanova product, who has one of the higher ceilings in this 2017 class.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs went for need with their second round pick by drafting Villanova defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon. The Chiefs recently released starter Jaye Howard. Another lineman, Bennie Logan, is a potential free agent at the end of the 2017 season.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Running back, linebacker and defensive line are the need positions for the Chiefs as they approach their second-round pick, No. 59 overall. If they pick at any other position, it's a best-player-available selection. Tennessee RB Alvin Kamara could be tempting if he's still available.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Pat Mahomes said he did speak today with Alex Smith, the Chiefs' starting quarterback. "He told me he's going to be in my corner," Mahomes said.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Pat Mahomes has made his arrival at the Chiefs' facility. Flanked by general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid, Mahomes said the trade up in the first round to get him "makes you feel like they really believe in you."

Kareem Hunt draft highlights (0:46)

Holthus: Chiefs not done being aggressive

KC Chiefs broadcaster Mitch Holthus shares his enthusiasm after the team made what he called a 'Packers-like move' to trade up and draft Patrick Mahomes in the first round.

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11hSteve Muench

Round 2 mock draft: Chiefs grab cornerback

The Chiefs have struggled to find a starter opposite Marcus Peters. In round two, they could find a corner with the size and speed combo to complement Peters.

Tanoh Kpassagnon draft highlights (0:48)
Mahomes II is the antithesis of Smith (2:08)
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19hAdam Teicher

Chiefs made one of boldest draft moves in decades

The Chiefs' long-term picture at quarterback was fuzzy at best, as Alex Smith turns 33 in May. Trading up to get Patrick Mahomes deserves some credit.

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1dTodd 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.

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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).

Team Stats

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

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