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Jon Gruden's takeaways on QBs Patrick Mahomes, Brad Kaaya

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Best of Mahomes at Gruden's QB Camp (2:39)

Former Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes II tells Jon Gruden how he fell in love with football and shares the confidence he has in his arm strength. (2:39)

ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando went to Orlando, Florida, to watch Jon Gruden's QB Camp tapings with seven draft-eligible quarterbacks. Below, Sando has written up Gruden's biggest takeaways from the interviews and throwing sessions, in Gruden's voice.

Next in the spotlight are Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes and Miami's Brad Kaaya, two wild-card quarterbacks who are ultra-talented.

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Five takeaways on Patrick Mahomes

1. Don't be fooled by some of the losses

Mahomes and Texas Tech had an 0-9 record against the top 25. That is a common criticism, and it looks bad on paper. It is bad. But the Red Raiders gave up 57 points per game in those nine losses. No quarterback is going to win those games. Too often, Mahomes had no realistic chance.