The Houston Texans have a busy week with former Clemson quarterback flying into Houston on Monday to start his pre-draft visit. The Texans also have former Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes in for a visit that started on Sunday that will last into Monday the day that Watson will arrive.
What is a Pre-draft Visit?
the Texans, along with the other NFL teams are allowed 30 draft eligible players to visit the team’s home faculty or another location for a one-day physical examination. The players on these visits cannot be timed and tested. They can have interviews and written tests that the prospect can complete for the respective team.
At the NFL Combine, Mahomes knows he has to prove he is more than a system quarterback that Texas Tech often produces.
“I just show them my knowledge for the game. That’s the only way I can prove it wrong." Mahomes said of being a system quarterback. "You look back at the system quarterback, a lot of guys didn’t work out. So for me, it’s just going to be about proving those guys wrong, going out there and really showing my knowledge of the game and just competing. It’ll all show up when you get to the field.”
At Texas Tech, Mahomes put up some impressive numbers throwing for 5.052 yards with 41 touchdowns and 10 interceptions completing 65.7% of his passes. Mahomes has thrown for over 11,000 yards 93 touchdowns and 29 interceptions in his three seasons with the Red Raiders.
Mahomes has his sights on being a day one selections when the NFL Draft arrives.
“I mean, it would definitely be awesome. That’s the dream." Mahomes said to possibly be drafted in the 1st round. "You want to be a first round guy. But for me it’s all about going to the right team, the right organization. I just want to get coached really hard. I want to have every chance to go out there and prove my game every single day.”
The Texans met with Mahomes at the NFL Combine, attended his pro-day and now have the final piece of the draft evaluation in the pre-draft visit lined up before the NFL Draft arrives.
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