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QB Patrick Mahomes II - Kansas City Chiefs

6-2, 225Born: 9-17-1995College: Texas TechDrafted: Round 1, pick 10

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A highly creative player, Mahomes could be a maddening option if he's forced to start immediately because he'll likely revert to risk-taking that ends disastrously. However, he has one of the best arms in football and his daring and skill for reading the field are strong enough to produce big weeks as well.


The Chiefs traded up 17 picks in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft to land Mahomes. The Texas Tech quarterback has an otherworldly arm and creativity. The Chiefs loved his ability to retain information and make coverage adjustments at the line of scrimmage despite playing in the Air Raid offensive system--a scheme that isn't nearly as complex as Kansas City's West Coast Offense. Mahomes will have the luxury to sit and learn. He arguably has the most upside of any rookie quarterback in this class and he's paired with a head coach in Andy Reid who was a part of the development of Steve Young, Brett Favre and Donovan McNabb--all three quarterbacks with excellent arms, creativity, and improvisational skill. Mahomes will need a year or two to master the technical and intellectual challenges of the West Coast Offense, which demands precise footwork tied to routes and retention of long, technical play calls. Once this becomes second nature, Mahomes has the talent to make average talent better as opposed to Smith, who needs excellent talent to make him better. (May 25)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Dynasty - 26, 20, 20, 26, 27, 31, 31
Overall Rookie - 29, 16, 20, 24, 28, 28, 32, 32, 35, 36

Stats and Projections

2017 PROJ-Dodds 4 36 60 * * * 7 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 3 37 65 * * * 4 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 1 18 30 * * * 5 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 0 0 0 * * * 0 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 229
QB: 32

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2017 Schedule

1@ New England Patriots
2vs Philadelphia Eagles
3@ Los Angeles Chargers
4vs Washington Redskins
5@ Houston Texans
6vs Pittsburgh Steelers
7@ Oakland Raiders
8vs Denver Broncos
9@ Dallas Cowboys
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ New York Giants
12vs Buffalo Bills
13@ New York Jets
14vs Oakland Raiders
15vs Los Angeles Chargers
16vs Miami Dolphins
17@ Denver Broncos