Mike Mayock Mock Draft: A QB For The Texans

Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes - who torched the Oklahoma secondary for 734 passing yards and ran for 85 more in an old-fashioned Texas shootout last season in a game the Sooners somehow managed to win - was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs with the 10th overall pick in this year's draft.

As a result, we enter tonight's draft with a handful of questions that we're seeking answers to. This year's draft is in Philadelphia for the first time since 1961. But for real guys, this is the year!

After months and months of mock drafts, we'll finally be able to figure out for sure who each team is taking this weekend and move on. Six more rounds of picks will follow on Friday and Saturday. Or perhaps Deshaun Watson out of Clemson with the No. 1 pick?

There was some thought they might wait a round or two to take a QB.

Cleveland, you're on the clock. More specifically, Rapoport identified Trubisky as the target. Beyond them, it's the Buffalo Bills at No. 10, and then the Browns at No. 12 once more.

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Michigan Wolverines defensive end Rashan Gary

The Oakland Raiders took him with the 24th pick.

The NFL draft is a big event.

Philly will have some competition if it is looking to host next year's draft, however. Some even had Conley going ahead of Lattimore early in the first round. The team is strong but there are still some needs to address. NY would've been better served using its first-round pick to address the holes on the offensive and defensive lines. Three other Sooners have been taken with the second overall pick. They have an obvious need at cornerback following Darrelle Revis' release and a pressing need for a safety. Mixon pleaded guilty to assault after the incident in July 2014 and was suspended for his freshman season but didn't serve any jail time and was instead sentenced to 100 hours of community service. If not for an allegation of sexual assault against Gareon Conley, who has yet to be charged with a crime but could fall out of the draft entirely while the investigation takes its course, there might have been a third. "I know there's going to be a learning curve for myself and for all the prospects", said Watson, who added that he had a private workout in mid-March with the Jets and the organization has since been "in touch a little bit".

In that spirit, amNewYork has provided its own 2017 National Football League mock draft that does not account for potential trades. NFL Network will also feature select picks live on NFL Network Draft programming. Every year, the night before the draft, Mayock unveils his annual mock draft.

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