By BOB OWEN | USA TODAY The draft is underway in Chicago and there are more players who can play quarterback than there are players who might be ready for the position.
The quarterback position is a little bit different this year.
There are plenty of quarterbacks in the NFL with at least one year of college experience.
In fact, there are plenty more who have a solid college career.
That’s the good news.
There is one more player who may not be ready at all, though.
That player is Kansas State quarterback Patrick Mahomes III.
Mahomes was the top pick of the NFL Draft by the Houston Texans.
He was the No. 2 overall pick in 2017.
He finished his college career at Kansas State.
That means he’s one of the most highly sought-after quarterbacks available.
His draft stock has skyrocketed, and there is no question that he has a shot at the starting quarterback job in the National Football League.
His play was a big reason why the Texans won their division and reached the AFC Championship game.
But Mahomes is not going to be the first quarterback drafted in the 2019 NFL Draft.
The Kansas State product is expected to go in the top three picks.
Mahomes will get a look from some of the teams that will draft him.
The Cleveland Browns and New England Patriots have him in their top three.
The Philadelphia Eagles are looking to get back to the playoffs, but they will take a quarterback in the fourth round.
The Houston Texans picked Mahomes in the third round of the draft.
His name is Patrick Mahames III.
He is a 5-foot-11, 220-pound, five-star quarterback.
His father is the former Kansas State star, and he grew up in Kansas City.
Patrick Mahomes Jr. played quarterback for the University of Kansas and was the starter for the Wildcats from 2000 to 2006.
His numbers at Kansas were good but not great, and his career did not live up to expectations.
He played one season for the Buffalo Bills.
He then transferred to the University to play quarterback for Kansas State, which was a tough decision.
The Bears drafted him in the fifth round.
Mahames had a solid freshman season, but it was the beginning of the end.
He played in just 11 games in the 2018 season and was never able to stay healthy.
Mahames threw for 2,000 yards with 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, but he never had an offensive coordinator with whom he had the opportunity to play with, which made him a difficult decision to make.
The Browns, who picked the former Clemson quarterback in this year’s draft, may be looking to take him with the No