Patrick Mahomes: Best in Class Arm Talent

by Nathan Aucker ·

Height: 6-2
Weight: 225
Age: 21.5
40-Yard Dash: 4.80 (62nd percentile)
Burst Score: 109.5 (46th percentile)
Agility Score: 10.96 (94th percentile)
Throw Velocity: 55 mph (47th percentile)

Patrick Mahomes announced his intention to enter the NFL draft after his two-year defense obliteration, which included 10,449 total yards and 74 touchdowns. This tremendous level of production, places Mahomes in rarified air amid the top of the 2017 NFL Draft quarterback heap.

As a three-star recruit coming out of high school, Patrick Mahomes received scholarship offers from Houston, Rice and Texas Tech. Ascending from relative anonymity, Mahomes leveraged his 2016 opportunity by finishing No. 1 in the country with 5052 passing yards. The 5052 passing yards were the 12th highest passing yardage total since 1956.

Despite attempting a whopping 591 passes, Patrick Mahomes remained efficient by finishing with the No. 16 Passing Yards Per Attempt. In addition, Mahomes’ 84.3 College QBR was 86th-percentile among NFL quarterbacks per

Patrick Mahomes Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

Patrick Mahomes‘ athleticism also impressed at the NFL Scouting Combine. Mahomes’ 4.80 40-yard dash was 62nd-percentile, aligning nicely with Dak Prescott’s 4.79 40-yard dash time a year ago. The real separation for Mahomes can be seen in his 10.96 Agility Score (94th-percentile) per For reference, this level of short area quickness puts Mahomes in the class of Tyrod Taylor and Marcus Mariota.

Given that Patrick Mahomes hails from the Big 12 conference, skeptics point to his success as a byproduct of the tactical spread offense. This narrative seems to follow Big 12 quarterbacks and Mahomes will make this lazy analysis obsolete. Whether through his impressive agility or his accurate arm, Mahomes will boost fantasy football squads and one sharp NFL team.