5 Things To Watch From Texans At The Combine

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  1. How Will Patrick Mahomes Throw?  Mahomes, the Air Raid disciple out of Texas Tech, will be following a very recent trend of quarterbacks that will throw at the combine. How Mahomes throws and looks going through his reads will partially determine his draft position. Mahomes is viewed as a bit of a wild card in the draft, some have him going as early as third in the draft to the Chicago Bears. However, the Air Raid stigma might still stick, and he could drop. Mahomes could cement a top 5 draft pick with a huge day.
  2. How Will Greg Ward Jr. Look At His New Position? – Houston quarterback Greg Ward Jr. will work out as a wide receiver, despite playing quarterback in the Senior Bowl. How he looks will be critical, but it’s not exactly a new thing for Ward. He played wideout his sophomore season at Houston, and in high school at John Tyler as well.
  3. A&M Wide Receivers Showing Out  It’s no surprise that A&M has a gob of players in the Combine, if Kevin Sumlin is anything, he’s a fantastic recruiter of top talent. That talent hasn’t always translated to the wins that the fans and the players expected, but that talent is still there, and it shows up when it comes time for the NFL Draft. Speedy Noil, Josh Reynolds, and Ricky Seals-Jones are going to turn some heads, that much is sure.
  4. The Other Houston – John Tyler Connection – We all know about Greg Ward Jr., but his less heralded teammate, Tyus Bowser, is no slouch either. He might be one of the most underrated linebackers in this year’s draft. He was a second-team all conference pick despite missing a month, and his game definitely improved from last year. He’s a bit undersized for the NFL, but make no mistake, he’s a steal.
  5. A Pair Of UTEP Players Looking To Make A Splash – If you’re a Texas college football fan, and you don’t know who Aaron Jones is, you haven’t been paying close enough attention. The former Miner was a fantastic back for many years in El Paso, and could be a draft steal. His counterpart is Hayden Plinke, a mostly unknown tight end prospect who lead UTEP in receiving this past season. If he has a big Combine day, he won’t be mostly unknown for long.


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