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).
April 2023 Pro Report: Good size Right handed thrower. Alert and good communicator pre-snap. Plays and leads the offense with great command making those around him better. Sets up with a comfortable stance holding the ball level with his sternum. Elite ball handling skills. Unconventional yet highly productive throwing mechanics and footwork. Uses a 3/4 side arm delivery with a baseball shortstop-esque style that allows him to torque and create different release points. As a result he is able to deliver throws from any arm angle with consistent accuracy and velocity. He can even throw left handed if need be. Processes his reads and coverages at an exceptional level. Will get the ball out of his hands quickly and take the check down at times. Good decision maker overall, though will trust his ability taking risks to make the big play whether holding on to the ball or squeezing it into coverage. Throws with anticipation using a near sixth sense ability. Throws no look passes with regularity in both functionality and accuracy. His arm strength and velocity on his throws are the best of the best. Is accurate on 3 levels with elite ability. Can make any throw on the field, and make it look effortless while doing so. Pinpoint accuracy and ability to dot throws in between multiple defenders vs zone coverage. Throws fastballs out of reach across the middle of the field at times. Otherwise has very good touch and elite placement on his throws. Is very tough and will take the hit to make the completion with consistency. Strong enough and rare enough arm talent to throw completions downfield out of sacks. Very good nifty footwork and incredible awareness of when to climb the ladder in the pocket to avoid sacks. Creates with his feet and deceptive athleticism at an exceptional level. Just as accurate outside the pocket throwing on the run as he is with his feet set. Plays with natural ability to keep his eyes up downfield while he avoids the rush to find open targets. Senses how defense will react to and throws his receivers open. Uses his baseball running style to pick up chunk yardage as a scrambler. Has effective juke moves in the open field and will routinely make the first defender miss. Is an all time level gamer and competitor. Senses where the first down marker and goal line are making whatever plays necessary to move the chains or score. In his prime can will any offense down the field throwing or running. Overall a Franchise QB and all time caliber talent of a football player.