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Social Recap: The Newest Chiefs React to Joining the Kingdom

Here’s a look at how the Chiefs’ draft picks reacted to being selected by the Super Bowl champs

Being selected in the NFL Draft is the culmination of a lifelong dream for any young football player, marking an achievement only few ever reach. It's a special moment, and in the age of social media, the public has the opportunity to witness that joy first-hand.

Here's how the new members of the Chiefs reacted to joining the defending Super Bowl Champions.

1. Tailback Clyde Edwards-Helaire, the Chiefs' first-round pick at No. 32, seems to like his new jersey.

Fellow LSU alum and current Chiefs' safety Tyrann Mathieu was pretty pumped about the pick, too.

Mathieu also dug up this tweet from Edwards-Helaire, which he posted back in 2015. Five years later, he made it.

And quarterback Patrick Mahomes looks like he's already imagining the damage Kansas City can do with Edwards-Helaire on the squad.

2. Second-round pick Willie Gay Jr., a linebacker out of Mississippi State, appeared pretty thrilled to be joining the Chiefs, as well.

He's also ready to join Mathieu on the defense.

3. TCU offensive lineman Lucas Niang, who the Chiefs acquired in the third round, expressed the achievement of a lifelong goal.

4. And cornerback L'Jarius Sneed, the Chiefs' fourth-rounder, is already shouting out to the Kingdom.

5. Kansas City's fifth-round pick, Michigan pass-rusher Mike Danna, is on board with the Chiefs' rallying cry for 2020.

6. Lastly, Tulane cornerback and seventh-round pick BoPete Keyes played for a youth team named the Chiefs as a kid. All these years later, he's back in a Chiefs' uniform.

They may be new, but all six guys appear ready to defend the Chiefs' Super Bowl title.

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