2017 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about PATRICK MAHOMES II: Texas Tech, 6020 225 4.83. Junior entry from Whitehouse, TX. The team captain started 32 games for the Red Raiders. The West Texas gunslinger will be trying to change the perception of Air-Raid quarterbacks’ NFL failure status since the days of Tim Couch in 1999. Jared Goff is going through those growing pains in Los Angeles at a snail’s pace. Mahomes is a good athlete who moves well in the pocket and is as good a scrambler as he is a passer. Mahomes never took a snap from under center. The Air-Raid philosophy is pass first and spread the wealth using a variety of cat and mouse concepts throwing the ball vertically and horizontally. Five and seven step drop concepts are used as well as play action passes. Many times Mahomes was throwing to a wide open receiver. In the NFL, an open receiver might have two steps on the defender. Accurately throwing through small windows is a must. The strong and athletic passer has a quick release and NFL caliber velocity. He will stare down his receivers and needs work on reading defenses. Ball security is a problem as he fumbled six times last fall. His mechanics from nuts to bolts need work. His footwork causes inaccuracy and needs an overhaul. He lacks a consistent throwing motion. Inconsistent decision maker, cutting loose passes that should not be thrown. Ball placement to receiver is scattershot. Son of former major league pitcher Pat Mahomes Sr. Projects as a backup who may start eventually with developmental time. A boom or bust prospect. 2016 stats: 388/591, 5052 yds, 65.7%, 41 TD, 10 INT, 285 yds rushing, 12 TD, 156.9 QB rating. Ball velocity 55 mph. OSR:4/13. Second/third round. (A-33 1/4, H-9 1/4, SS-4.10, VJ-30).