Texas Tech Red Raiders junior quarterback Patrick Mahomes II has announced that he will declare for the 2017 NFL Draft.
Patrick Mahomes announced in a post on his official Twitter account that he will declare after three seasons with the team. Patrick Mahomes would go on to say that declaring for the 2017 NFL Draft is the best thing for him at the time and that he has spoken to both Kliff Kingsbury and his family before declaring.
Many NFL Draft reporters and sites expected that Mahomes would return for his senior as he could quite possibly be the best quarterback heading into the 2018 draft but even declaring for the 2017 draft he is still one of the best quarterbacks to be drafted.
Patrick Mahomes has great quarterback traits he has strong delivery, solid speed to escape pressure as well as good arm strength to make all the big time throws. Mahomes is going to end up being an developmental project for any team who takes him in the draft this spring. Some predict that Mahomes could be targeted by teams like the Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers.