Patrick Mahomes’ Sports Science: What Makes The Texas Tech QB So Special?

Former Texas Tech star Patrick Mahomes, one of the top quarterbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft, recently stopped by the Sports Science studios to give a closer look at what makes him so special.

Mahomes went through a couple of drills to showcase his arm velocity and mobility.

During the mobility drill, Mahomes was able to miraculously weave in and out of swinging punching bags without making contact. While doing so, he was keeping his eyes focused downfield and firing off laser passes that were right on target.

Sports Science then measured Mahomes’ arm velocity, which was a whopping 60 mph.

To put that into perspective, that puts Mahomes on par with Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Jameis Winston when it comes to arm strength. Yeah, that’s pretty impressive.

Check out the video below:

Mahomes undoubtedly has the talent to succeed in the NFL and it’s no surprise that he’s being projected as a potential first-round pick.

If Mahomes finds himself in the right system and continues to build off of his rare talent, the quarterback-needy team that pulls the trigger on selecting him later this week is going to have their future franchise signal-caller.

The 2017 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday night and runs through Saturday, April 29.

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  • Josh SanchezCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
    Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.
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