Patrick Mahomes
Projection
Round 1-2
Grade
A
6.70
Eventual Starter

Patrick Mahomes

Quarterback
Texas Tech
  • Year: Junior
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 225
  • 40-Yard: 4.84
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Very productive with excellent arm talent. Has thrown for over 11,000 yards and 93 touchdowns in 2 ½ seasons as a starter. Has a very quick release and can make NFL-type throws. Shows good accuracy and ball placement. His dad played MLB so he should "get" what being a pro is all about. Has a feel for pass rushers and with his quick feet shows the ability to keep plays alive. Flashed going through a minimal progression in college. Good Combine week.

Weak Points

Looked heavy in 2016. Offense he played in was not very complex. Not asked to do much at the line of scrimmage. While he shows he can avoid pass rushers, he is not the most mobile guy and won't scare teams as a runner. Has many throws where he doesn't set his feet and is all arm. Needs to improve his mechanics. Trusts his arm and can force some throws.

The Way We See It

An interesting talent. When he decided to come out, he looked like a second rounder. Was impressive at Combine with both interviews and workout and now he could possibly go in the late first. Has the physical tools and leadership traits to be a good NFL starter. Like most spread QBs, he will need time to adjust to the NFL game. Also needs to improve his mechanics. This player has a lot of upside if he gets the right coaching. Many refer to him as a gunslinger and that just may be accurate.