2018 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about BAKER MAYFIELD: Oklahoma, 6005 215 4.84. Three-year starter and captain from Austin, TX. As a freshman he started seven of eight games at Texas Tech. The driver of the most explosive offense in college football. His honors over the past three years would rival the thickness of a Philadelphia phone book. Three-time Heisman Award finalist and winner as a senior, unanimous All- America, Davey O’Brien Award as the top quarterback, Maxwell Award (top player), and Walter Camp and AP Sporting News Player of the Year. The list is endless but a few things really stand out of all the accolades. Consistency over three years at Oklahoma, three conference championships, two national playoff appearances, and FBS passing efficiency (196.4). He then broke his own record this year with a 198.9 rating. Had 40 consecutive games with a touchdown pass, yards per passing attempt (9.7), holds the OU career record for consecutive passes without an interception (200). Has a pattern of success from high school where he led his team to a Texas 4A state championship as a junior (16-0) and a district championship as a senior with a 6-0 record. Was successful as a walk-on at Texas Tech where he was the Big 12 Freshman of the Year. The former Sooner is an instinctive playmaker who has the ability to memorize, handle new situations, handle adjustments, and demonstrate discipline with the football. A successful quarterback must have two things at the top of position specifics - accuracy and decision making. Mayfield’s overall accuracy is crisp and consistent to keep receivers on their routes. He has excellent ball placement where the receivers rarely have to adjust for a ball. He can hit a moving target at full speed with timing, touch, and just the right velocity to make it a catchable ball. Has deep accuracy as well, documented by putting the ball over the receiver’s outside shoulder away from the defender. He can also drop it in the bucket at 55-yards with good loft, feel, and anticipation. He plays in a complex offense where he is asked to do a lot with pre snap reads, checks, and adjustments. His right adjustments and his ability to react to a blitz are on a doctoral level of quarterback play. He reads more swiftly and processes information like a Tianhe-2 Chinese supercomputer. Quick decisions in his throws. He not only has arm talent but arm strength as well. When on the radar gun at the Combine his peak speed had very little drop off to the catch point. Only Josh Allen who clocked 62 mph had more RPMs than Mayfield’s 60 MPH. He has a quick compact delivery with strong wrist snap. Always ready to throw. Ball is high where he cuts it loose so there is no wasted motion. He throws a tight spiral with velocity and an overhand delivery. He can make every throw - short, intermediate, and long. He puts the ball on the receiver. His feet are always alive in the pocket. Good balance up on toes, can throw over the defense with timing and anticipation. Hangs in the pocket under a heavy rush. Good footwork, balance, and pocket vision. Slides away from pressure. Has a natural feel in the passing game and the sense to read the play quickly as it develops. Poised, tough, and a clutch player. Can take a hit. Moves the team in clutch situations, especially when the game is on the line. Athletic enough as a runner. Cracked off a 54-yard run versus TCU in the conference championship game. Quick, aggressive, and smart as a scrambler. A good ball handler who is smooth on the shotgun snaps and handoffs. Has the grit to stay in the pocket but makes positive plays when the pocket breaks down. Managers the game well. Plays with instincts, control, and makes positive plays. He knows the offense and sees the field. He knows where all his receivers are at. As a leader his teammates respect him and can count on him with confidence. A very consistent performer who is reliable and loves to play football and the quarterback position. When it comes to situational football, he knows what to do and when to do it. Has the mental makeup of a championship quarterback. He energizes his team and makes the people around him better. He lost 70% of his skilled cast after the 2016 season, but elevated the team to greater heights in 2017. He can play in bad weather. The 2016 West Virginia game was in ice and snow. The Sooners won 56-28 and Mayfield averaged 11.3 yards per passing attempt. The creative playmaker has inherent throwing accuracy similar to fellow Texan and Austin native, Drew Brees. When Brees came out of Purdue he was 6002, 209, and ran a 4.84/ 40. Mayfield is 6005, 215, and ran a 4.84/40 at the Combine. Mayfield may be a little more mobile than Brees. In today’s game, the quarterback must have some mobility because a short run is just like a check down pass. The highly motivated and competitive leader is not a player of entitlement, but rather the two-time winner of the Burlesworth Trophy (most outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on). A player of high football character who will pay the price to be a great NFL quarterback. 2017 stats: 285/404, 4627 yds, 70.5%, 43 TD, 6 INT, 311 yds rushing, 5 TD, 198.9 QB rating. Ball velocity 60 mph. OSR:6/18. First round. (A-30 3/4, H-9 1/4, SS-4.28, VJ-29).