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5-7, 6th in Big 12

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.

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.

Patrick Mahomes II target practice (0:45)
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7dMax Olson

On the spot: Texas Tech RB Da'Leon Ward

Freshman Da'Leon Ward came on toward the end of 2016 to lead the Red Raiders in rushing, and more will be expected of him in his second season.

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Texas Tech has already matched its total of ESPN 300 commits from the 2017 class with an early commitment from ESPN 300 receiver Gabriel Douglas of Denton (Texas) Ryan High School. Douglas is the No. 297 player overall and is the headliner of a Red Raider class that also features two other highly-coveted receivers in Treveon Johnson and Jaylon Robinson.

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8dMel Kiper

Kiper's favorite 2017 draft prospects at every position

A steamroller running back. A former basketball player. Even a former walk-on who could be a first-round pick. Mel Kiper picks 23 of his favorite prospects -- and adds round projections for each.

Mahomes' big arm makes him an intriguing prospect (1:47)

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury on Patrick Mahomes being a 1st-round pick next week: "I think he will go much earlier than most project."

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10dMatt Bowen

Which quarterback fits the Chiefs best?

Any QB Kansas City drafts wouldn't have to play right away, so perhaps the Chiefs should target a high-ceiling player who needs time to develop.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Texas Tech DT Breiden Fehoko is transferring to LSU. Fehoko chose Tigers over Auburn, Georgia, Ole Miss, Louisville. He was a two-year starter at Texas Tech and a top-100 recruit in 2015.

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