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2018 NFL Draft

Baker Mayfield


  • A
    Round 1
  • YearSenior
  • Height6-1
  • Weight215
  • Hand9
  • Arm30
  • 40-yard4.84
  • BenchN/A
  • Vertical29.0
  • Broad111.0
  • 3-cone7.00
  • 20-yard4.28
  • 60-yardN/A

    Strong Points: As strong a competitor as you will find at the QB position in the past few years. Has an extremely quick release to go along with a tight overhand delivery. Spins the ball well with good-to-real good overall arm strength. Very accurate and can make all the throws. Throws well on the run. Consistently throws a tight ball. Has a quick setup and very quick feet. Very good feel for pass rushers; can move around in the pocket and keep plays alive with his feet. Has top instincts. Strong leader on the field. Makes plays on a consistent basis. Three-plus year starter with excellent production.

    Weak Points: Height. Has a chip on his shoulder and can show some immaturity at times with his reactions to some things. Seldom plays from under center.

    The Way We See It: Fifth-year senior who began his career at Texas Tech, where he started as a walk-on true freshman. After putting up huge numbers, Texas Tech still didn't give him a scholarship so he transferred to Oklahoma, where he had to sit out 2014. A starter the past three seasons who put up huge numbers. Threw for over 14,000 yards, plus 131 TDs. Only thing he really lacks is ideal height. Mayfield will be the wild card of this draft. If he was 6-2, Mayfield would easily be the first overall pick. Can be compared to Drew Brees, but he is a little taller and much heavier and stronger than Brees was at Purdue. Also has a little Brett Favre to him.

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