The 2017 NFL Draft is taking place in Philadelphia, PA, and we’re giving you fantasy analysis on everything from expected roles to bust potential.
<h2>Patrick Maholmes 2017 Fantasy Outlook</h2>
Jake Ciely, who has finished in the top four for fantasy football accuracy the last three years, wrote the following about Maholmes with the Kansas City Chiefs:
This is a draft and develop pick. Mahomes has the highest ceiling of any quarterback in this draft, but he’s not ready to start, which is why this makes sense for the Chiefs having him sit behind Alex Smith. Mahomes has major mechanical issues, but he has everything you want in a NFL quarterback with the body, arm, athleticism, you name it… just not the mechanical fundamentals. Andy Reid and the Chiefs can help him more than most teams, which makes him an intriguing dynasty stash, but he’s off the board for redraft.
<h2>Patrick Maholmes 2017 Mock Draft Evaluation</h2>
And Jayson Braddock, in his mock draft for SportsGrid, evaluated XXXXFournette thusly prior to the draft:
16) Houston Texans – TRADE (2017 1st round Pick #25 & 2017 3rd round Pick #89 to the Ravens for 2017 1st round Pick #16) – QB / Patrick Mahomes III / Texas Tech – The Texans don’t have a quarterback under contract after this season. After seeing two of the quarterbacks go off the board in the first six picks, Rick Smith got on the phone with good buddy, Ozzie Newsome and agreed to this trade, if Patrick Mahomes made it to 16. The Texans finally select a quarterback in the first round for the first time since their first ever pick back in 2002 (David Carr). Bill O’Brien gets his young quarterback to mold. Rick Smith has shown in recent years that he’s willing to part with picks if there’s a prospect that the team covets (Will Fuller / Nick Martin / Benardrick McKinney / Jaelen Strong). The Texans get ahead of Washington, who may pick a quarterback and look to trade Kirk Cousins and also prevent Kansas City from jumping ahead of them.