KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s not often that a team’s fifth-round pick creates a far bigger stir among its fan base than its first-round pick.But that was the case with the Chiefs’ selection of Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray in the fifth round Saturday.Chiefs Nation’s Twitter nearly exploded, responding with a resounding “Yes!” to the pick.Clamoring for years for the Chiefs to draft and develop a capable quarterback, fans finally got their wish in what was just general manager John Dorsey’s second draft in Kansas City.”Aaron was a phenomenal leader there at Georgia, been a four-year starter,” Chiefs assistant director of college scouting Dom Green said. “He’s the type of guy that his teammates rally around and kind of gravitate towards, just an overall very competitive player.”Dorsey saw the same thing.”He’s a winner,” Dorsey said. “He has won at every stage of his career.”And, at least to fans, the selection of Murray was anything but a reach.The fan base has tolerated other quarterback draft picks that were stretches — the Brodie Croyles and Ricky Stanzies — only to watch them fall by the wayside.In fact, the Chiefs haven’t had a drafted quarterback who won a game for the franchise since Todd Blackledge,… Read full this story
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