Quarterbacks Drafted Ahead of Patrick Mahomes in 2017 NFL Draft

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) looks to throw
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Colton Pool @CPoolReporter Jan 12, 2023, 1:39 PM
  • Mitchell Trubisky was taken ahead of Patrick Mahomes in the 2017 NFL Draft.
  • Mahomes was drafted 10th overall in 2017 by the Chiefs.

Patrick Mahomes has been consistently among the NFL odds leaders to win the MVP award in the first few years of his career. But the Chiefs quarterback was not widely expected to even be the best player at his position in his draft class.

Quarterbacks Drafted Ahead of Patrick Mahomes in 2017 NFL Draft

Mitchell Trubisky was the only quarterback drafted ahead of Patrick Mahomes in the 2017 NFL Draft. 

Trubisky was selected second overall out of North Carolina by the Chicago Bears. Mahomes was picked 10th by the Kansas City Chiefs out of Texas Tech.

It’s safe to say Mahomes was a better choice. Trubisky lasted just four seasons with the Bears before becoming a backup for the Bills in 2021 and then going to the Steelers where he was benched in 2022.

Mahomes, meanwhile, became the NFL MVP in 2018, his first year as the full-time starter.

Who Was the First Pick in the 2017 NFL Draft?

Myles Garrett was drafted first overall out of Texas A&M by the Cleveland Browns in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Top 10 Picks in the 2017 NFL Draft

Draft PickPlayerPositionCollege
1Myles GarrettDETexas A&M
2Mitchell TrubiskyQBNorth Carolina
3Solomon ThomasDEStanford
4Leonard FournetteRBLSU
5Corey DavisWRWestern Michigan
6Jamal AdamsSLSU
7Mike WilliamsWRClemson
8Christian McCaffreyRBStanford
9John RossWRWashington
10Patrick MahomesQBTexas Tech

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Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.

Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.