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Baker Mayfield | Quarterback

Team: Oklahoma Sooners
Age / DOB:  (22) / 4/14/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 209

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Oklahoma redshirt senior QB Baker Mayfield threw for 331 yards on 17-for-27 passing with four touchdowns in a 56-14 victory over Tulane on Saturday.
Mayfield (6'1/220) actually struggled with accuracy for the first time this season, but he still made more than enough plays with his right arm against the Green Wave. His first score was an 82-yard bomb to CeeDee Lamb to tie the game at 7-7 midway through the first quarter. He found Lamb again in the first quarter, this time for 28-yards to again tie the game at 14-14. His third touchdown strike was a 20-yarder to Abdul Adams with 2:34 left in the half and put the Sooners out front 28-14, and his final pass of the game was a touchdown to Jordan Smallwood to make it 42-14. To say that Mayfield has been an impressive in his first three games is an understatement, and he has to be considered among the Heisman front-runners right now. Sep 16 - 9:25 PM

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Oklahoma redshirt senior QB Baker Mayfield has not missed on throws between 11-20 yards so far this season.

On such throws, Mayfield is 12-12 for 242 yards and three touchdowns. The Sooners opened the season against UTEP and Ohio State, with Oklahoma dominating both opponents. In total, Mayfield is completing 84 percent of his passes and has yet to throw an interception. Mayfield and Lamar Jackson are the two Heisman favorites at this time.
Sep 16 - 8:50 AM

NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah urged those who don't see Oklahoma redshirt senior Baker Mayfield as an NFL quarterback to reconsider.

"Mayfield can work through progressions quickly, has a quick release, is a good athlete and looks like he has enough arm strength," Jeremiah wrote. Mayfield (6'1/220) was on Jeremiah's mind after he completed 27-of-35 passes for 386 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's upset win over Ohio State. "He was making quick decisions, and he was reading the entire field," Jeremiah wrote. "He used his elusiveness to get out of trouble and threw very accurately on the move." Jeremiah previously compared Mayfield to a "more explosive" Colt McCoy, but now he says he'll revisit that comp later this season.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 15 - 6:02 PM

One NFL evaluator polled by SI's Albert Breer believes Oklahoma redshirt senior Baker Mayfield has a shot at going in the first round.

Every other evaluator polled didn't believe Mayfield had any chance of going in Rd. 1. Still, it's interesting that one thinks he could get there. Most evaluators that spoke with Breer believe Mayfield will go somewhere in the middle rounds. Mayfield (6'1/220) is often comped to Johnny Manziel, but as Breer noted, Manziel used scrambles to run, whereas Mayfield scrambles to set up throws. "Baker’s more of a passer than Johnny was," one scout said. "Johnny was straight playground." Breer added: "One consistent comp I got, once we got past Manziel, was Colt McCoy. Another was Russell Wilson, without quite the arm Wilson has." NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah compares Mayfield to a "more explosive... McCoy, both as an athlete and a thrower."
Source: SI
Sep 13 - 1:23 PM

One NFL executive polled by NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah compared Oklahoma redshirt senior Baker Mayfield to Colt McCoy.

"He reminds me a little of Colt McCoy, but Baker has more of an edge to him," the exec said. What's interesting about this response is that Jeremiah also compares Mayfield to McCoy. "However, if [Mayfield's performance against Ohio State] was any indication, he's so much more explosive than McCoy, both as an athlete and a thrower. I'll be revisiting my comp for him as the season progresses," he wrote. Mayfield 6'1/220) is a small prospect who's going to have to answer questions about arm strength, but Jeremiah was mostly encouraged while watching Mayfield torch the Buckeyes on Saturday. "Mayfield's quickness jumped out to me more than anything else on Saturday night," he wrote. "In addition to his quick release, he has quick feet. He was making quick decisions, and he was reading the entire field. He used his elusiveness to get out of trouble and threw very accurately on the move."
Source: NFL.com
Sep 12 - 5:00 PM

Two of five NFL executives polled by NFL.com compared Oklahoma redshirt senior Baker Mayfield to Johnny Manziel.

"They have a similar gunslinger/backyard style of play," one said. "He's not the same athlete as Johnny, but he's got better arm strength and accuracy from the pocket." The Johnny Football likening has been the most popular comparison for Mayfield (6'1/220) to this point. "I don't see a real obvious comparison, but I get some of the Manziel comps," the other exec said. "Both of those guys have incredible improvisational skills." Mayfield's NFL stock is on the rise after he ripped Ohio State's defense for 386 yards passing and three touchdowns on Saturday.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 12 - 2:03 PM

NFL Draft Analyst Tony Pauline called Oklahoma senior QB Baker Mayfield a "riser" after his performance against Ohio State on Saturday.

Pauline said that Mayfield looked "poised, efficient and under control as he shredded the Buckeye defense for 386 yards passing and 3 touchdown strikes." You'd be hard-pressed to find a quarterback that has had a better start than Mayfield (6'1/220) has had over these first two weeks. He'll likely continue putting up lofty numbers this Saturday when the Sooners take on Tulane.
Sep 11 - 7:19 PM

Oklahoma redshirt senior Baker Mayfield threw for 335 yards on 27-for-35 passing and three scores in a 31-16 upset victory over Ohio State on Saturday.

Last year, Mayfield and the Sooners struggled against the Buckeyes, enough to put Oklahoma's Playoff hopes on early life support. This had to be pretty sweet revenge for the signal-caller. Mayfield was outstanding, finding open receiver time-and-time again against the Buckeye defense. His first touchdown pass was on a run-pass option to Dimitri Flowers for 36 yards to tie the game at 10-10. Then with the Sooners trailing 13-10, he found Lee Morris on a beautiful 18-yard dart to put Oklahoma up front 17-13, a lead they wouldn't relinquish. His final score was a ten-yard dime to Trey Sirmon to make it 24-13 and put the game out of reach. Not only does this win make Oklahoma an obvious contender for the Playoff, it was just another feather in the cap of Mayfield's young Heisman resume.
Sep 9 - 11:36 PM

Oklahoma redshirt senior QB Baker Mayfield completed 19-of-20 passes for 329 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 56-7 win over UTEP.

Mayfield was essentially flawless in Saturday's beatdown of the Miners. He did all of his damage in the first half, with the three touchdown passes coming in the second quarter, when he hooked up with Grant Calcaterra, Mark Andrews and CeeDee Lamb for scores of 16, five and four yards, respectively. Mayfield will try to keep it going when the Sooners take on Ohio State in a marquee match-up next Saturday.
Sep 2 - 7:07 PM

Oklahoma HC Lincoln Riley said emphatically that he views redshirt senior QB Baker Mayfield as a legitimate NFL prospect.

"He is an NFL quarterback, there’s no mistake about it, and he’s an elite thrower," Riley told Sports Illustrated, adding that Mayfield possesses a "creative arm" in his ability to throw at different angles and improvise on the fly when plays break down. While Riley is understandably stepping to bat for his starting quarterback, NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah believes Mayfield "has a long way to go" on the path to turning himself into a starting quarterback at the next level. The redshirt senior gunslinger has drawn draft comps to Tyrod Taylor and Colt McCoy.
Aug 29 - 10:56 PM

NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah compares Oklahoma redshirt senior QB Baker Mayfield's playing style to Colt McCoy coming out of Texas.

"Both guys were big-time winners in college and I think Mayfield, like McCoy, will have a long NFL career as a solid No. 2 QB," he wrote. Jeremiah also sees some of Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M in Mayfield, but doesn't think that comparison quite encapsulates it because Manziel was a "little more dynamic than Mayfield as both a passer and runner." The analyst loves Mayfield's improvisation and ability to escape the pocket when his first two reads are covered. "He has excellent touch on underneath throws (swings, bubble screens, shallow crossers, etc.) and his deep-ball touch is above average," Jeremiah wrote. "He doesn't have a huge arm, but he flashes the ability to drive the ball." However, Jeremiah says Mayfield "has a long way to go" before becoming an NFL starter because his "accuracy on drive throws is concerning," "his feet get very busy" inside the pocket and he sometimes bypasses easy completions.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 25 - 3:57 PM

Oklahoma redshirt senior QB Baker Mayfield pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct and fleeing.

Mayfield reached a plea bargain last week wherein he paid $480 in fines for the three charges (he also owes $483.20 in restitution) in exchange for prosecutors dropping a resisting arrest charge. Oklahoma announced last week that Mayfield must complete an alcohol-education course and complete 35 hours of community service before the fall semester as punishment for his arrest. The 2016 Heisman finalist will not face a suspension for the incident.
Source: ESPN
Jun 19 - 1:22 PM

Oklahoma redshirt senior QB Baker Mayfield must complete an alcohol education program and perform 35 hours of community service as punishment from the university following his February arrest.

Arrested on Feb. 25 in Fayetteville, Ark., Mayfield was charged with public intoxication, fleeing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Mayfield must complete the school's disciplinary requirements before the fall semester begins. From a college football perspective, the upshot to this news is that he won't be suspended. "As I stated earlier, I could not be more disappointed in my actions and the embarrassment they caused for my university and team," Mayfield said. "I am anxious to fulfill the responsibilities that have been set and am continuing to dedicate myself to the high standard that everyone rightfully expects from someone in my position." Mayfield threw for 3,965 yards and a 40/8 TD/INT ratio with a completion rate of nearly 71 percent last year. He's a Heisman frontrunner.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 15 - 1:35 PM

NFL.com analyst and former NFL scout Bucky Brooks views Oklahoma redshirt senior QB Baker Mayfield as a "dynamic quick-rhythm passer with B-plus arm talent and polished passing skills" and compares him to Bills QB Tyrod Taylor.

"He is quick and decisive with the ball from the pocket, exhibiting a compact delivery and quick release," Brooks wrote. "The ball comes out 'hot' from his hands, but he also displays an outstanding feathery touch on soft tosses to his backs and receivers on the perimeter." Mayfield (listed at 6-foot-1, 215 pounds but almost assuredly smaller) threw for 3,965 yards and a 40/8 TD/INT ratio with a completion rate of nearly 71 percent last year. "Mayfield's combination of athleticism and passing prowess would make him a solid fit in a 'stretch-bootleg' system (Gary Kubiak's offensive system) that keeps passers on the move," Brooks wrote. As for the Taylor comp, Brooks wrote: "While [Mayfield] is not quite as explosive as the Bills' quarterback, he is an athletic playmaker with a set of skills that could make him an effective starter as a pro."
Source: NFL.com
Jun 12 - 3:54 PM

Oklahoma redshirt senior QB Baker Mayfield has plead not guilty to four misdemeanor charges levied against him following his late February arrest.

Mayfield is facing misdemeanor charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and fleeing for a bizarre February arrest in which he attempted to run away from police after intervening in a dispute. The authorities told him to stick around after arriving on the scene, at which point he allegedly became agitated before trying to bolt. That ended about as well as you would expect, namely with Mayfield being immediately tackled and then arrested. A court date has yet to be set, but Mayfield's case figures to be decided one way or another by the start of August camp, if not earlier.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 7 - 6:57 PM