Do Chiefs consider Patrick Mahomes in NFL Draft?
By John McCarty
His arm talent is second-to-none in this draft class. Either sideline, and level of the field, there really is not a throw Mahomes can’t make. For all his arm strength, Mahomes has really good touch and accuracy with the ball, displaying a remarkable ability to drop the ball in to tight windows, over defenders or past an outstretched arm. In Chiefs terms, I’m not sure I’ve seen a quarterback with the combination of arm strength and touch maybe ever. The ball comes out of his hand with ease, delivering a catchable football.
Mahomes also has good athleticism; (spent his freshman year as a relief pitcher with the baseball team) displaying an ability to move both in and out of the pocket. The athleticism and arm strength allow him for him to be able to make any throws on the run that few quarterbacks at any level of football can make.
Also, Mahomes displays a lot of toughness and confidence. Combined with the above mentioned arm strength, Mahomes believes he can make any play, hit any target. With good size and a rather awful offensive line, Mahomes has been hit, and hit a lot. In the past two seasons, he’s been sacked a combined 54 times.