Buffalo Bills: Scouting the 2017 NFL Draft for a Quarterback

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Sep 17, 2016; Lubbock, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders quarterback Patrick Mahomes II (5) rushes against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in the second half at Jones AT&T Stadium. Texas Tech defeated Louisiana Tech 59-45. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports /

Patrick Mahomes II – Texas Tech

Junior, 6’3, 230lbs

2016 Stats: 5,052 yards, 41 TDs, 10 INTs

Career: 11,252 yards, 93 TDs, 29 INTs

Like Trubisky, Mahomes will bring all the check boxes with him to Buffalo. Size, arm strength, mobility and mental awareness. Better yet, he has more experience. So what’s the issue? Most scouts are pointing to his mechanics as a big issue. From throwing motion to footwork, he may be a total mechanical rebuild.

Do you know what that sounds like to me? Cardale Jones. The main difference with Mahomes to Jones, is still that Mahomes has more experience.

There is one other downfall to Mahomes. Can you name the last Texas Tech QB who did well in the NFL? With Texas Tech products you will see beyond exciting statistics, but it has yet to translate to the NFL.

Projected Bills NFL Draft Round: 2-3

What makes Mahomes different from Kliff Kingsbury, Graham Harrell, etc, is that he is bigger than the rest. The other Red Raiders lacked size, arm strength, etc. to succeed in the NFL. Mahomes has all of that plus a pedigree as he is the son of a former MLB pitcher.

I really like Mahomes as a developmental option. Yet, I can see how with Jones on the roster you want to avoid another roster spot reserved for development.

Let’s see another option.