19. Patrick Mahomes (2017)
It’s quite ironic, and a testament to the inexactness of the scouting process, to see where Patrick Mahomes was viewed while coming out of Texas Tech, versus where he’s ranked among NFL quarterbacks — if not all NFL players — as of today. But there were NFL-types who legitimately thought Mahomes’ gunslinging style would have him become closer to the second coming of Jay Cutler, as opposed to an evolutionary Brett Favre.
Everyone knew he had the arm strength and improvisational ability, but they wondered whether he’d be able to play with discipline and within the context of an offense. Clearly, we’ve gotten an answer to that question.