Scouting Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield After Rose Bowl
One of the biggest prospects at the quarterback position resides in Norman, Oklahoma. I evaluate how Baker Mayfield performed in his bowl game.
The Denver Broncos will be selecting fifth in the 2018 NFL Draft. It is no secret that the quarterback position will be looked at during the offseason. One name that is linked to the Broncos is Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield.
Scouts have compared Baker Mayfield to Russell Wilson. And rightfully so. Hopefully the Broncos will not miss on the opportunity. But it will highly depend on how the Broncos tackle free agency as well.
With his season coming to an end in heartbreaking fashion to the Georgia Bulldogs, I will evaluate Baker Mayfield’s performance and give my takes on if he would fit with the Denver Broncos.
His first half looked phenomenal. He was making plays left and right. The first drive for the Sooners was like watching an artist paint a picture. It was capped off by a beautiful play action pass by Mayfield. He found Marquise Brown in the corner for a touchdown.
He was able to use option and play action to really shed the Bulldogs defense. On the next two scoring drives, the running game helped Mayfield out. He also showed how he can run with the football too. He was smart, running out of bounds as well.
In the second half, we saw how rough Baker Mayfield could be. The Georgia defense put on the pressure. Mayfield seemed rattled. Without the running game, it did not help at all.
His worst pass of the game was on the first play of the fourth quarter. Mayfield overthrew his receiver, getting picked off in the process. After that interception and a bad drive, the offense and Baker Mayfield woke up.
He found Dimitri Flowers in the back of the end zone for the tying score. That drive had a lot of solid passes from Baker Mayfield. But it was really the last time we would get a look at Mayfield. The Sooners ran towards the end of regulation and in overtime.
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I believe that Baker Mayfield would be a solid addition to the Denver Broncos. If the Broncos do not fair well in free agency, then Mayfield could be a solid option. The only thing that worries me about him if his awareness and he does tend to get a bit immature at times. Both of which can be fixed in a good setting.
We will see where the Denver Broncos go. But picking at number five in the draft, they have a solid chance at landing Baker Mayfield.