2017 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes II


PLAYER PROFILE


Height: 6-2

Weight: 225

College: Texas Tech

Class: Junior


SIZE/PHYSICAL TRAITS (5/5)

  • Thick, sturdy build with good height
  • Meets hand size threshold

ARM STRENGTH (15/15)

  • Exceptional arm strength
  • Can make every required NFL throw
  • Good zip on deep outs and opposite hash throws

MECHANICS (2/5)

  • Little-to-no consistency with motion or footwork
  • Inconsistent weight transfer
  • Narrow base, wide base, off back foot,
  • Able to
  • Release lengthens when throwing with effort

ACCURACY/BALL PLACEMENT (20/25)

  • Good general short-to-intermediate accuracy
  • Very inconsistent downfield accuracy
  • Inconsistent ball placement on over-the-middle throws (crossers, slants); will miss high
  • Inconsistent ball placement on moving throws
  • Flashes pinpoint ball placement despite awful mechanics
  • Impressive touch
  • Can miss short throws when he rushes

POCKET PRESENCE/POISE (11.25/15)

  • Keeps eyes downfield when flushed outside of the pocket
  • Good pocket awareness
  • Runs backwards in the pocket
  • Walks into sacks sometimes

MENTAL PROCESSING (14.5/20)

  • Pre-snap adjustments
  • Impressive eye manipulation with pump fakes
  • Able to work through full-field progressions
  • Flashes anticipation
  • Forces bad throws when trying to keep plays alive a la Manziel
  • Carries the ball with one hand away from body when scrambling
  • Embraces contact as a runner — must learn to slide
  • Internal clock could improve — holds ball too long at times
  • Will bail out of clean pockets at times
  • Makes quick decisions
  • Throws cross-body at times

MOBILITY (3.5/5)

  • Decent athlete who can extend plays outside of the pocket

INTANGIBLES (8/10)

  • Spread offense/system translation
  • Toughness
  • Competitiveness
  • 2.5-year starter
  • Son of former MLB relief pitcher
  • Beat out Davis Webb for starting job in 2015
  • 5-7 record in 2016, 12-13 career

 

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