Baker Mayfield Scouting Report


Prospect Information
Passing Statistics
Mobility Statistics

Overview
Baker Mayfield began his college career at Texas Tech, and then transferred to Oklahoma. Baker’s college production is off the charts, as he accounted for 152 touchdowns in his college football career.

NFL Comparison
Russell Wilson

Strengths
Dual threat quarterback. Exceptional mobility to avoid would-be sacks in the pocket. Extends plays with his feet and looks downfield while scrambling. Outstanding deep ball passer. In 2017, Baker threw for 1,580 yards (3rd best in FBS) and 15 touchdowns on passes over 20 yards.

Weaknesses
Has less than ideal height for the position, but that stereotype has faded in recent years with the success of Drew Brees and Russell Wilson. He doesn’t stay in the pocket long enough, and often bounces before he needs to. His footwork needs improvement to help him relax in the pocket and generate more power on his throws.

Summary
I think Baker Mayfield will be drafted somewhere in the mid-to-late first round. There is way too much production to overlook. The team that drafts Baker will need to settle him down and teach him how to play quarterback from the pocket. However, a team needs to be careful not to make him too stationary, because his wheels are what makes him so special.

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