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Most Memorable Chiefs Draft Moment

What Sticks Out The Most In Your Memory?

Fescoe In The Morning
April 12, 2018 - 5:45 am

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Today, ESPN released their Most Memorable Draft Moments for All 32 Teams. We didn't like their Chiefs choice of having the #1 overall pick in 2013 and not having a franchise QB on the board. So, we decided to come up with our own Most Memorable Chiefs Draft Moment.

Welch - 2017, the Chiefs draft a QB in the 1st round for the first time since 1983. Patrick Mahomes.

Last year's draft had everything. It started with a ton of hype leading up to the draft about the Chiefs hoping a QB fell to them at #27. Then, as the #10 overall pick rolled around, news broke that the Bills had traded their #10 pick to the Chiefs in a massive blockbuster move. At that moment, most people thought the Chiefs were going to take DeShaun Watson with the pick. When Roger Goodell announced Mahomes' name, those people had their jaws hit the floor. Quickly thereafter, everybody in KC started doing their research, and the hype continued all summer long.

I will never forget the 2017 NFL Draft for the Chiefs. They've had a lot of memorable ones, but none as intense as the moment they traded up to take their QB in the 1st round for the first time in 34 years.

Ryan - 2012, the Chiefs draft Donald Stephenson in the 3rd round. 

Definitely using hindsight on this one, but I think most fans will always remember Donald Stephenson as the guy drafted right before Russel Wilson. Granted, 31 other teams passed on Wilson for two full rounds, but for a team that had been desparate for a franchise QB that one particularly stung. Russel winning a Super Bowl was just salt in the wound. Sucks for Stephenson too, because he could have been the "local kid made it" story but instead he'll be remembered for this.  

Kling - Has to be 1983 Todd Blackledge.  When the pick was announced there was an audible groan from the audience.  They knew it.  You knew it.   Jim Kelly and Dan Marino were still on the board.  Heck even Tony Eason and Ken O'Brien were too.   Dr Z and Howard Balzer had no explanation as to why.  The Chiefs were out there independently thinking.  (fast forward to 13:22 for Blackledge pick and analysis)  #TechnologyAndStuff 


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