This article will analyze the strengths, weaknesses and have a 2017 NFL Draft day prediction on Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
There is a lot of depth in the 2017 NFL Draft at the quarterback position. There are the popular names like Deshaun Watson (Clemson) and DeShone Kizer (Notre Dame), to the middle-round names like Nathan Peterman (Pittsburgh) and Chad Kelly (Ole Miss). Of all of these quarterbacks, there’s one that has a lot of flash to him, and that’s quarterback Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Mahomes showed off a lot of talent last season, and he is definitely worthy of a pick in the first to middle rounds of this year’s draft. This article will show the ups and downs of the Lubbock gunslinger.
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The biggest upside of Mahomes is his versatility. He can run all over a defense and make them expect it. The defense will be forced to put a linebacker into QB spy, which will leave someone wide open.
Another strength is his accuracy. Mahomes completed 65.7 percent of his passes last season, which is a pretty high percentage, considering he threw 591 passes. If he can keep this up in the pros, he’ll be solid for a while.
Everyone knows that this guy’s weakness comes down to being a system quarterback. He played perfectly in Texas Tech’s air raid offense, but that system isn’t common in the NFL.
This could pose a really big problem if a team that runs a different offense picks him. If he wants to compete in the pros, he will definitely have to learn to play in a West Coast offense.
DRAFT DAY PREDICTION
This guy has a good chance of going late in the first round. He has a lot of attributes that teams could mold into their next franchise quarterback. If he hangs around after the first round, he’ll undoubtedly be selected in the early second round.