When the New York Giants’ brass attends a Pro Day, it’s a big deal, and it commands attention that the Giants’ decision makers are personally scouting quarterbacks.
Jerry Reese watched Mitchell Trubisky work out and offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan watched DeShone Kizer at Notre Dame’s Pro Day. The Giants also had scouts on hand at Miami’s Pro Day which featured QB Brad Kaaya in addition to TE David Njoku, they spoke to Jerod Evans at the Scouting Combine and have been linked to Pittsburgh’s Nathan Peterman.
The tour of the top quarterbacks continues Friday with head coach Ben McAdoo making an appearance at Texas Tech’s Pro Day.
In all likelihood McAdoo was in Lubbock, Tx. to watch Patrick Mahomes work out.
(Though he could have been in town to get some style pointers from Kliff Kingsbury. And if he has any, McAdoo would be wise to pay attention.)
Giants coach Ben McAdoo, 49ers GM John Lynch and Seahawks GM John Schneider at Texas Tech pro day to watch QB Patrick Mahomes II— Andrew Groover (@APGroover) March 31, 2017
NYG coach Ben McAdoo met with Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes yesterday in advance of scoping out his pro day live, source says.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 31, 2017
Mahomes is both a good and somewhat curious fit for the Giants. He will need multiple seasons to adapt to the NFL, not to mention break his tendency to vacate the pocket and turn the game into back-yard football at any instant.
However, his athleticism, obvious arm strength, and ability to throw from just about any arm angle or platform are certainly intriguing. He has the tools to be a potential “Franchise Quarterback”, but he has plenty of work to do to get there. In this case, the Giants have the time to give him and a great role model for him to study.