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Pat Mahomes | Quarterback

Team: Texas Tech Red Raiders
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230

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In discussing Texas Tech QB Pat Mahomes with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, NFL scouts mentioned Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre when discussing Mahomes' improvisational ability.
"I may be crazy but when I watch his tape, just as a scout, I get excited," a personnel man said. "He’s a guilty pleasure. We all have biases. Going in, Texas Tech, dink, dunk, dink, dunk, this guy cannot translate. I left saying, ‘Love this guy. He’s so much fun.’ He pulls plays out of his (expletive) like you wouldn’t believe. It’s not dink and dunk. He believes in his arm so much that it’s a problem sometimes. He’s not ready right now. I’m not comparing him to Aaron (Rodgers), but that natural sense of making plays when they break down is unusual." A longtime favorite of Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom, Mahomes' stock has skyrocketed during the pre-Draft process. He's currently being projected between the Cardinals' pick at No. 13 and the Texans' pick at No. 25. "He is a great kid and willing to do everything," said another scout. "But he’s playing in this gunslinger spread offense (expletive) that no quarterback has ever succeeded from, really." Apr 23 - 10:44 AM

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Houston Texans GM Rick Smith said that the team does not feel pressure to select a quarterback at No. 25.

"I don't feel pressure. At some point, we're going to add a quarterback," Smith said, adding (very rightly) that "[i]t's difficult to play quarterback as a rookie in this league." Smith's comments would seem to echo a report from Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline earlier this week, when Pauline wrote that according to little birdies "close to the organization" quarterback is not truly on the radar for Houston at pick No. 25, as the team is apparently comfortable with trotting Tom Savage out there in 2017 while in a (perhaps fatally-flawed) win-now mode. The offshoot of Smith's comments is that it at least sounds like they could add a quarterback later in the draft even if they don't pull the trigger on the position with their first-round selection.
Apr 21 - 6:43 PM

Texas Tech QB Pat Mahomes acknowledged that he senses Texans HC Bill O'Brien's interest in him.

"I feel like a lot of coaches like me, but especially coach O'Brien. I think my personality and how real I am, those are things beyond what I can do on the field that he likes," Mahomes said. "It seemed like the way I was answering questions, I think he knew that I knew what was going on. You can tell when coaches have a confidence in you." On Monday, Mahomes was in Houston to meet with Texans' officials. Four other teams have shown strong interest in Mahomes, having scheduled him for both a pre-draft visit and a private workout: the Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns and New York Jets. Mahomes said he's met with 21 different teams during the pre-Draft process. He's looking like a first-round probability at this point.
Apr 19 - 4:57 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline reports that sources "close to the organization" say the Houston Texans "won’t draft a quarterback in the first round."

This is a surprising dispatch that flies in the face of what the draft community believes about Houston's intentions. Plugged-in Texans beat writer John McClain has written that Houston would "definitely" take Patrick Mahomes if he was available at No. 25. Pauline is hearing otherwise, writing that Houston's brass believes that it "must win" in 2017 and is comfortable with Tom Savage as the starter. Pauline thinks left tackle or cornerback are more likely positional targets in Round 1 than a quarterback, and further believes that reports about Houston's interest in a quarterback on Day 1 are a smokescreen. We're eight days away from finding out one way or the other.
Apr 19 - 2:16 PM

USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports that "one NFL coach who has done homework on all the top QBs" has heard that Houston Texans HC Bill O'Brien "absolutely loves" Texas Tech QB Pat Mahomes.

And right on cue, Mahomes is visiting the Texans on Monday. There is a lot of smoke behind this one. In addition to Pelissero's report, team beat writer John McClain believes that Houston would "definitely" take Mahomes if he was available at No. 25. Elsewhere, MMQB's Peter King wrote that the Cardinals "might love" Mahomes. Should Arizona be eyeing the gunslinger as a first-round selection, they could potentially trade down from their current No. 13 pick. We think No. 13, itself, would be a touch lofty for Mahomes.
Apr 17 - 12:51 PM

The MMQB's Peter King writes the Cardinals "like" Texas Tech QB Pat Mahomes, and "might love him."

King speculates the Browns seem to like Mitchell Trubisky and Mahomes and pick at No. 12 following their first overall selection. Who could possibly move down? King notes the 49ers, Bears and Jets as teams he heard are interested in trading out. We would throw the Bills in as another team who might trade up. Mahomes certainly fulfills Bruce Arians' love of big arms.
Source: The MMQB
Apr 17 - 10:20 AM

Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes is visiting the Texans on Monday.

Beat writer John McClain said the team would "definitely" select a quarterback at No. 27 if one of the top three were present. This introduces a topic of discussion, if the Texans like the three that much, why not move up for one? Mahomes is a unique prospect with no comparison of success in the NFL. Some love him, but many others have questions about his transition.
Apr 17 - 8:42 AM

Texas Tech QB Pat Mahomes would have hired Jeremy Bates if the Jets did not choose him to be the team's QB coach, according to Adam Schefter.

It is always worth noting these connections. Bates worked as a private quarterback coach for years, and was not on a team's staff after leaving the Bears in 2012. The Jets have shown interest in the top five or six passers during the draft process.
Apr 12 - 9:10 AM

Bills owner Terry Pegula and head coach Sean McDermott, along with other members of the staff, traveled to Texas Tech to work out QB Pat Mahomes.

Other Texas Tech prospects participated in the workout, but Mahomes was obviously the main attraction. This is the third private workout and campus visit for owner Terry Pegula, which is absolutely noteworthy. This is not typical for a team owner and mirrors Jeffrey Lurie last season. The Eagles then traded up for a quarterback.
Apr 12 - 8:43 AM

The Houston Chronicle's John McClain believes that the Houston Texans will "definitely" select a quarterback at No. 27 if one of UNC's Mitchell Trubisky, Clemson's Deshaun Watson or Texas Tech's Pat Mahomes is still available.

This makes complete sense for the Texans, who saw their Tony Romo escape hatch opt for retirement and a lifetime alongside Jim Nantz in the booth earlier this week. McClain had actually earlier reported that the team likely would have used a high pick on a quarterback even if they had succeeded in bringing Romo into the fold. At pick No. 27, the Chiefs are sitting in the sweet zone for a quarterback like Pat Mahomes. It is probably less likely that Watson or Trubisky would be available at that slot. One interesting note on McClain's assessment -- he does not mention either Davis Webb or DeShone Kizer in this equation.
Apr 7 - 3:49 PM

The Cleveland Plain-Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot reports that Texas Tech QB Pat Mahomes is visiting the Browns on Friday.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport passed along near the end of March that the Browns had put Mahomes through a private workout. They would apparently like to dig a little deeper on this one. The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder has drawn as much pre-draft meeting/workout interest as any prospect in this class, with the Steelers, Jets, Bills and Chargers additionally among those who have reportedly asked for a closer look at the potential late Day 1 prospect.
Apr 7 - 1:00 PM

The Houston Chronicle's John McClain reports that the Texans would have drafted a quarterback with a premium pick even if they had acquired Tony Romo.

Romo retired on Tuesday to enter a broadcast career. McClain writes that Houston will "use a high draft choice, possibly a first-round pick, on a quarterback." Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden are the only two signal-callers on Houston's roster, and both are in the last years of their contracts. NFL Media's Chad Reuter slotted Texas Tech's Pat Mahomes to Houston at No. 25 overall in a recent mock draft. Other options at that pick could include North Carolina's Mitchell Trubisky, Clemson's Deshaun Watson, and Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer.
Apr 5 - 3:43 PM

The Steelers hosted Texas Tech QB Pat Mahomes for a pre-Draft visit.

Steelers' offensive coordinator Todd Haley previously attended Texas Tech's pro day. While Ben Roethlisberger hasn't confirmed that he'll be back in 2017, Steelers team president Art Rooney II expects him to return. Even so, it's clear that Pittsburgh has begun the search for his heir apparent.
Apr 3 - 6:51 PM

Texas Tech QB Pat Mahomes will work out for the Buffalo Bills next week, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

This means that at least 18 NFL teams have either scheduled a workout or a visit with Mahomes. Not only that, but a mere four teams -- the Bengals, Vikings, Rams and Eagles -- skipped his pro day workout. This level of intense interest isn't surprising for a prospect as unorthodox and polarizing as Mahomes. As for Buffalo, re-signing Tyrod Taylor has not taken them out of the quarterback market.
Apr 3 - 12:58 PM

A Jets scout put Texas Tech QB Pat Mahomes and TE Tyler Scalzi through a workout, according to Aaron Wilson.

The Jets are definitely in the quarterback market, and they previously worked out Mitchell Trubisky. The selection of Christian Hackenberg in round two should not limit the Jets from any decision. We are surprised it was a scout who put Mahomes through the workout and not a position coach. Scalzi tested like a top athlete at the position.
Apr 3 - 10:07 AM