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Breakfast: The top 3 QBs of the Harris 100


Draft day is finally here!

Earlier this week, Texans analyst John Harris published his final 'Harris 100', the top 100 players available in this year's draft. The Texans will pick 25th in tonight's first round (barring a trade), and indications are that at some point this weekend, Houston will draft a quarterback.

So, who are the top three available? Glad you asked.

17. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech Previous: 22 Combine: Not surprisingly, Mahomes had impressive change of direction times, but if you’ve seen him play, that’s not a shocker. He had a 6.88 3-cone and a 4.08 short shuttle. Those times are well above average for a receiver or a running back, much less a quarterback. Consequently, he didn’t overwhelm the assembled masses with a throwing show, but he still showed that he’s comfortable pushing away from center after never having done so before. Overall: Some art aficionados revere photorealistic portrait artists. Every stroke of art perfectly and adroitly painted on the canvas. The attention to detail is minute but necessary. Then, there are the Jackson Pollak’s of the world, breaking every rule when it comes to painting, marching to the beat of their own drum. Mahomes is clearly a Jackson Pollak type. The footwork is nearly never on point. He’ll throw back across his body to the middle of the field. He’ll scramble ten yards backwards. He’ll hold the ball too long. Then, when you’re ready to write him off, he throws a laser for a first down or drops a dime 45 yards downfield for a score. He reminds me most of Steelers star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who seems to appreciate the no rules approach to art, I mean, quarterbacking. Final Thoughts: His journey on draft night may be as exciting as it is to watch him make plays against Big 12 defenses.

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