Like clockwork, a report has surfaced that the Buffalo Bills have worked out Texas Tech quarterback prospect Patrick Mahomes.
This news was tweeted by Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle:
Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes, TE Tyler Scalzi, FB Luke Stice worked out Mon. for Bills' Terry Pegula, Sean McDermott, Jim Monos, per source— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 11, 2017
This is the latest report in which it was mentioned that Terry Pegula along with many other members of Buffalo’s front office — Doug Whaley was apparently in attendance too — watched a workout of a quarterback.
Legit interest or Smoke Screen City?
The 6’2”, 220-pound signal-caller accumulated ridiculous statistics in the Red Raiders’ spread, pass-happy offense. In 2016, he completed nearly 66% of his passes for 5,052 yards at 8.5 yards per attempt with 41 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
He threw the football a whopping 591 times in 12 games.
Despite playing in a super-gadgety offense in college, Mahomes posesses a strong arm and his film is loaded with crazy improvisational plays. He ran for 12 touchdowns this past season, and although his 4.8 in the 40-yard dash wasn’t eye-opening, his three-cone time of 6.88 and short-shuttle time of 4.08 were extremely impressive.
Mahomes seems to be the wildcard of this quarterback class. Some view him as a development type due to the screen-heavy, wide-open offense he ran in college. Others are enamored with his combination of scrambling ability, size, and arm strength.