Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Baker Mayfield

Quarterback
School: Oklahoma | Conference: BIG 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0.5 / 215 | 40: 4.85 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
4.47
Projected Round
1st
Bio: 
Three-year starter at Oklahoma who won the Heisman Trophy in 2017 and left school as the Big 12’s career record holder in yards per pass attempt, total touchdowns and consecutive games with a TD pass. Led the nation in completion percentage in 2016 and 2017. Completed 70.5 percent of his passes and finished second in the conference with 4,627 passing yards and 43 touchdowns as a senior. Earned First Team All-Big 12 honors and posted a 70.9 completion rate with 3,965 yards and 40 touchdowns as a junior. Named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and tied for the conference lead with 36 touchdown passes as a sophomore. Redshirted the 2014 season after transferring from Texas Tech. Started seven games as a true freshman with the Red Raiders and completed 64.1 percent of his passes for 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
Pos: 
Exciting quarterback who plays with great confidence. Patient in the pocket, displays tremendous awareness and a sense for what’s happening around him. Elusive, senses the rush and slides to his left or right to buy time. Tough to run down in the backfield, easily avoids defenders and picks up yardage with his legs. Feisty, sits in the pocket and takes a nasty hit to get the throw away and pulls himself back up off the ground to get into the huddle. Plays with tremendous poise, keeps his eyes downfield and does not get rattled. Does a great job with ball fakes, goes through progressions and will find his second or third option if his primary receiver is covered. Looks like a magician when he sells ball fakes. Accurate, puts touch on throws when necessary and nicely sets up screen passes. Does not force the ball into covered targets and throws the ball away. Tremendous leader on the field.
Neg: 
Not a big quarterback who can withstand the rush. Lacks the big-time arm. Deep passes hang in the air.
Analysis: 
The Heisman Trophy winner has shown tremendous progress the past two years. Graded as a potential late-round pick in September, he’s now poised to be an early first-round selection in April. Mayfield’s confidence is an asset, although I am worried he won’t be able to duplicate the plays he made on Saturdays on Sundays. Mayfield will be productive at the next level in a system that requires him to stay in the pocket and not throw the ball downfield, but there are no guarantees with his game.