Is Patrick Mahomes the best quarterback for the Houston Texans?
So far this offseason Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been the most popular player when it comes to being mocked to the Texans.
Nothing has changed with this mock draft.
Brad Weiss of FanSided has released his latest mock draft and he has the Texans going with Mahomes.
Here’s a portion of what Weiss wrote:
"That player could be Patrick Mahomes II, the son of former Major League pitcher, Patrick Sr. Mahomes has an incredible arm, and while his footwork definitely needs help, there is no doubt that he has the talent to be a good quarterback in the league. He has rocketed up draft boards this offseason, and for good reason, as he definitely has the strongest arm in this draft class."
Mahomes’ stock has certainly been rising and there’s even a chance he won’t be on the board when it’s the Texans turn to make their pick at 25.
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Mahomes has already made a whopping 18 pre-draft visits this offseason. He’s certainly become very popular among NFL teams due to his cannon of an arm.
ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. says it’s rare to see a player with an arm like Mahomes’.
From the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal:
"“I think it’s exactly that, when people go back and watch him,” Kiper said. “I know Jon Gruden is very high on Patrick Mahomes. You think about the arm talent, it’s rare to see a kid that can spin it and the explosiveness in those throws. They just jump out of his hand. He makes up so much ground because he looks like he’s throwing to a crowded area, and the ball, that 98 mile-an-hour fastball, gets there in a blink.“And he sees. He has great vision down the field for that third, fourth and fifth option. His eyes, he sees things. Bobby Knight used to talk about seeing things, seeing the court. He sees the field, and he’s mobile. That’s why he’s moved up.”"
Even though there’s some concern over Mahomes’ footwork, if he has great vision and can check down from receiver to receiver, that’s huge. So many young quarterbacks struggle with that.
Let’s be honest, even some veteran quarterbacks struggle with going through their progressions.
This year’s quarterback class is very interesting given the fact that there isn’t one, two or even three quarterbacks that are “NFL ready.” The belief is that everyone needs time to learn on the bench.
Because of this there’s a chance that a guy like Mahomes could be taken in the 11-20 range in the first round or even go as low as somewhere in the second round.
The same goes for guys like DeShone Kizer and DeShaun Watson.
It’s safe to say that draft night is going to be very interesting this year.