Baker Mayfield Draft Stock: First-Round Guaranteed?

Baker Mayfield wrapped up his collegiate career with a Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, with the opportunity to lead the Oklahoma Sooners to a College Football Playoff national championship.

But while Mayfield has excelled in college, many view him as a controversial draft prospect.

What does that mean for the signal-caller’s draft stock?

Well, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Mayfield has nothing to be worried about.

“I bet you he will go higher than people think,” Schefter said after Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy. “They love his competitive spirit. They love all the skills that he brings. He’s drawn comparisons to Drew Brees, Russell Wilson.”

“I’ve had at least three teams say to me, ‘the quarterback we really love is Baker Mayfield.’”

Mayfield lacks the prototypical size for an NFL quarterback, but there is no denying his passion for the game and his numbers while in Norman. If what Schefter is saying proves to be true, Mayfield could very well end up being the first quarterback off the board next spring.

The 2018 NFL Draft will take place from April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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