Patrick Mahomes II was the the only player from Texas Tech selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, however, even more impressive was the fact that Mahomes was the only player from the entire Big XII conference to be selected in the entire first-round. The Kansas City Chiefs moved up 17 spots to select Mahomes as their quarterback of the future with the tenth pick. This was monumental for not only Mahomes, but fans of the Chiefs' franchise, as it was the first time in 34 years the Chiefs drafted a quarterback with their first-round selection. Mahomes is the first Texas Tech player to be drafted in the top ten since former Red Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree, who was also drafted tenth. Mahomes was highly scouted and will be an asset for the Chiefs after coming off of an impressive college career. Mahomes racked up 11,252 passing yards and 93 touchdowns in just three seasons with the Red Raiders. He also showed NFL scouts his versatility with a great running game, rushing for 845 yards and 22 touchdowns in his college career.