NFL Draft 2023: Patrick Mahomes sends heartfelt message to Tech’s DE Tyree Wilson following Raiders selection

The 2023 NFL Draft has come and gone, and with it, dreams have been made for countless young athletes. One of the standout moments of this year’s draft was the selection of Texas Tech edge rusher Tyree Wilson by the Las Vegas Raiders as the seventh overall pick. The pick not only caught the attention of fans and analysts but also Patrick Mahomes, former Texas Tech star and quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. 

Mahomes sent a heartfelt message to Wilson on Twitter, congratulating him on his selection and sharing a moment of camaraderie ahead of what promises to be a competitive rivalry in the AFC West.

Wilson was selected by the Las Vegas Raiders as the seventh overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, which means he will now be facing Mahomes twice a season as they are both in the AFC West division.

Mahomes congratulated Wilson on his achievement but also added a humorous touch by jokingly asking him to “take it easy” on him. 

“Take it easy on me big dawg!! @tyreewilson77 congrats tho!!” Mahomes wrote on Twitter.

Patrick Mahomes’ Support of Tyree Wilson Shows the Heart of Football

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Wilson played for Texas A&M before transferring to Texas Tech, where he had a successful last two seasons with 7 sacks each. He was a first-team All-American and All-Big 12 player last season. Many regarded him as the top defensive prospect, with some expecting the Houston Texans to select him. The Raiders got a good value pick by selecting Wilson and he will now be part of a defensive rotation featuring Maxx Crosby and Chandler Jones.

The NFL Draft always brings excitement and anticipation as fans and teams wait to see which new players will join their ranks. This year’s draft was no different, with talented players like Tyree Wilson being selected in the top ten. 

However, beyond the technicalities and numbers, it was heartwarming to see the support and encouragement that players like Patrick Mahomes showed to their fellow athletes. As we look forward to the upcoming NFL season, it’s clear that the bonds between players transcend team affiliations, and moments like Mahomes’ message to Wilson remind us that at the heart of it all, football is a game played by people who share a common passion.

Maheen Zaib

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