Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports The Bills traded up to acquire the 12th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, and it sure looks like the team is set to draft a quarterback.Given that they signed A.J. McCarron — who literally no other teams wanted — it appears that he’ll be the short-term solution at quarterback, while the team grooms its quarterback of the future.The Bills are apparently showing heavy interest in Baker Mayfield, having met with him again, for what was the fourth time, according to Robert Klemko of Sports Illustrated.Buffalo’s officials met with Mayfield at the Scouting Combine and the Senior Bowl, and they’re one of many teams who are interested in him. Mayfield is set to meet with the Browns, Giants, Jets, Broncos, Dolphins and Cardinals — literally all of the teams in need of a signal-caller.The question remains: Which team will end up drafting Mayfield? It’s clear the Bills are very interested in him, but they might need … [Read more...] about Could the Buffalo Bills draft Baker Mayfield?
Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports Baker Mayfield has been compared to Johnny Manziel by many, but there’s another comparison that he may find a bit more flattering.Adrian Peterson — himself an Oklahoma alum — told TMZ Sports that Mayfield reminds him of Brett Favre, and it was a comparison that Favre himself was willing to back up.“I do. Makes a lot plays with his legs, moving around, buying time,” Favre said of the validity of the comparisons. “But mostly his enthusiasm and competitive spirit is what I see.”Mayfield has spent the leadup to the draft trying to downplay comparisons to Manziel, whose off-field behavior derailed his NFL career. We’re guessing he’ll be happy to embrace the talk of Favre. … [Read more...] about Brett Favre thinks there is something behind Baker Mayfield comparisons
Baker Mayfield is less than a month away from being a top-10 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. In SB Nation’s latest mock draft he landed at No. 5 to the Broncos. But — like Ryan Howard in The Office — Mayfield is taking notes. According to MMQB, Mayfield told Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson during the filming of ESPN’s QB2QB that he’s keeping a log of the haters to fuel his fire: Mayfield is keeping a list of the media members who have crossed a line, he says, and he stores screenshots of offending tweets in his phone. All of it serves as motivation when he’s working out alone, he told Wilson. Is this surprising? Not even a little bit. Mayfield has a history of being petty Long before he was under the microscope as a draft prospect, Mayfield played with a chip on his shoulder in the college ranks. He earned a starting spot at Texas Tech as a true freshman, despite coming to the school as an undersized walk-on player. Then he transferred to … [Read more...] about Baker Mayfield is petty as hell and that’s awesome
One of the knocks against Baker Mayfield entering the NFL Draft is his height. Mayfield is listed as 6-foot-1, which is on the shorter side for NFL quarterbacks. That has led to some comparisons to Russell Wilson and Drew Brees, two other “shorter” quarterbacks who have been successful in the NFL. Well this photo shows exactly how much taller Mayfield is than Russell: It’s not by much, but Mayfield does appear to be taller by an inch or two. Mayfield’s height could be enough reason for doubters to avoid him in case they’re looking to a QB who has more of the prototypical type of body. But guys like Wilson and Brees have proven that you can win a Super Bowl and star in the league without being a giant. That should bode well for Mayfield, who believes he has something else in his favor. … [Read more...] about Photo shows Baker Mayfield is barely taller than Russell Wilson
Kristian Dyer Contributor @KristianRDyer Updated at 10:12 a.m. ET Updated at 10:12 a.m. ET Watch NFLNFL with fuboTV Baker Mayfield might be Lamar Jackson’s biggest supporter. At the very least, the NFL Draft quarterback prospect from Oklahoma sees his fellow Heisman Trophy-winning QB from Louisville throwing passes in the league, not catching them. Jackson in recent weeks has raised his draft profile from a likely Day 2 pick to a possible first-round quarterback. It’s funny to think that a month ago teams supposedly were thinking he should try a new position. MOCK DRAFT 2018:Bills jump Jets for preferred QB Several teams at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis reportedly wanted to watch Jackson work out with wide receivers, not just quarterbacks. Mayfield was and is among those who defend Jackson’s ability to play QB. “His response was the best,” Mayfield … [Read more...] about NFL Draft: Baker Mayfield knows Lamar Jackson ‘is a great QB,’ not a WR