This second group of QB’s includes several gems, and a few different coaches told us at the owners meetings that this is their target area for QB’s in this draft.
The first passer in this group is Patrick Mahomes of Texas Tech. One offensive coordinator said he’s the next Brett Favre – he’s wild, but he has all the skills to get the job done at a high level. He was extremely productive, throwing for over 11,000 yards at Texas Tech, and has a really live arm, with the ability to spin the ball and drill it into tight windows. He’s got a very high ceiling, but he’s green and needs a lot of coaching on his mechanics.
Pittsburgh’s Nate Peterman is ready for the NFL. He’s played under center, has great footwork and timing, and is extremely accurate with the ball. He beat Clemson with over 300 yards and five TD, and he wowed us both at the Senior Bowl. He doesn’t hav e an overpowering arm, but he’s very bright, with a high football IQ and could compete in Houstin right away, and could be a good backup plan in Washington if the Redskins can’t get a long terem deal worked out with Kirk Cousins.
Miami’s Brad Kaaya is another QB moving up boards after a very good pro day. He’s got all the physical attributes, is athletic, and has played under center in Mark Richt’s pro-style offense. He has good arm movement and is an accurate thrower, and really fits in any style of offense. Jacksonville could present a good opportunity for him if Blake Bortles continues to falter.
Finally there’s Davis Webb, a big, tall, strong-armed QB who can throw the deep ball. He’s smart and the son of a coach, and he was highly productive in his one season at Cal, throwing 37 TD’s last season. He’s a confident kid, who moves well for a big guy, and is another passer who fits Bruce Arians’ offense in Arizona.Add to My RFN