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Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes ahead of Lions QB Matthew Stafford in this mock draft

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Pro Football Focus has a neat idea for a mock draft which they are calling a Foundation Draft. It’s a mock draft with every player in the world available with age taken into account. So Tom Brady at 39 years old may not be as good of a value as Aaron Rodgers at 33 years old. It’s an interesting concept that created a fun post you can read here.

The Patrick Mahomes one obviously caught my eye. He went 13th in this mock draft, which is certainly higher than I thought he would. PFF talked about his big play potential and that he “fits the trends of the league well - big passing games and spread-out mismatches.”

The pass rushers started coming a couple picks after Mahomes. But the pick directly after Mahomes? Matthew Stafford. Frankly, I would take Stafford over Mahomes right now. He is only 29 years old and more of a sure thing than Mahomes. If Stafford were older I get it but with the way quarterbacks age he could have another 6-8 years of his prime remaining. That one is a bit of a head scratcher for me.

The other head scratcher for me was Jadeveon Clowney going 21st. That’s ridiculous. That’s almost like saying Eric Fisher doesn’t own JJ Watt.

The list leading up to Mahomes below. Check out the full post here.

  1. Aaron Rodgers
  2. Andrew Luck
  3. Russell Wilson
  4. Derek Carr
  5. Dak Prescott
  6. Jameis Winston
  7. Marcus Mariota
  8. Matt Ryan
  9. Cam Newton
  10. Kirk Cousins
  11. Tom Brady
  12. Drew Brees
  13. Patrick Mahomes