Bills, among others, bringing Baker Mayfield in for predraft visit

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The Bills pick 12th in the 2018 NFL Draft, and everybody knows they want a quarterback. So they know they have to cast a wide net.

But Baker Mayfield keeps turning up in that net.

According to Robert Klemko of SI.com, the Bills are bringing the Okalhoma quarterback in for a pre-draft visit, which will mark the fourth time he’s met with team officials.

They also talked to him at the Senior Bowl and the Scouting Combine, and put him through a private workout already. Making him one of their 30 on-site visits cements the fact they’re trying to find out everything they can about him as they prepare for the draft. (At least someone in the AFC East is thorough.)

Of course, they have plenty of competition.

Mayfield will also visit the Browns (who pick first), Giants (second), Jets (third), Broncos (fifth), Dolphins (11th), and Cardinals (15th).

So if the Bills want Mayfield, they’re probably going to have to trade up again. They have enough picks to make a deal (six in the first three rounds this year), but it’s going to be costly, and they may decide it’s worth the risk to get their guy, whichever one it happens to be.

16 responses to “Bills, among others, bringing Baker Mayfield in for predraft visit

  1. Mayfield is short (6′-1″) for a pro QB like Tyrod Taylor (6′-1″)….why is it a handicap for Taylor and not Mayfield….??

  2. Drew Brees is shorter than Mayfield at 6’0 as is Doug Flutie at 5’10 and yet but succeeded in the NFL. Its the will to win that matters…using the skills you have to be successful. Baker falls into that category. He’ll be one of those QBs you wish you had on your final drive of the game, 80 yards away, down by 4 with 1:10 to play and 1 timeout.

    If the Bills trade up and draft Baker Mayfield, I will be the happiest Bills fan in the world!

  3. The Dolphins can hope that they get one of the top 4 quarterback prospects selecting at number eleven (11) in the 2018 draft. However John Elway could keep that from happening by choosing a quarterback with his number five (5) selection for the Broncos. The Dolphins should still choose Lamar Jackson or Mason Rudolph from Oklahoma State. Miami is in such dire need for a Franchise QB that will have the impact needed for the team.

  4. unclebluck says:
    March 30, 2018 at 8:21 am
    Mayfield is short (6′-1″) for a pro QB like Tyrod Taylor (6′-1″)….why is it a handicap for Taylor and not Mayfield….??
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    I think it has something to do with the fact that Mayfield can anticipate receiver routes and throw accurately and hit receivers in stride? Maybe it’s because he goes through his progressions and not run when his #1 target isn’t wide open by a 5 yard margin? Just a guess.

  5. Mayfield strikes me as a QB who’s likely going to be Drew Brees with more of an attitude.

  6. Accuracy and instinct for the passing game. Bills fans wouldn’t believe what they were seeing.

  7. Love the wildly optimistic and negative predictions for these QBs, claiming they’re going to to be “one of those QBs you wish you had on your final drive of the game” or a bust. Ultimately, none of us know who is going to succeed or who is going to fail. To say such things with such firm conviction is just foolish. None of you know whether he “goes through his progressions” unless you are a trained coach/ scout and can break down the play and see how many receivers he’s going through and looking off safeties.

  8. I think it has something to do with the fact that Mayfield can anticipate receiver routes and throw accurately and hit receivers in stride? Maybe it’s because he goes through his progressions and not run when his #1 target isn’t wide open by a 5 yard margin? Just a guess.

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    Pure speculation regarding a guy who hasnt played a single NFL down….

  9. Pure speculation regarding a guy who hasnt played a single NFL down….

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    Luckily for the Bills, Tyrod has played plenty of NFL downs and has shown he cannot be a competent passer in his league. Its probably the 3 years worth of starts and inept passing offense that led the Bills to decide he wasn’t good enough – not his height.

  10. The Bills only chance is the Browns #4 and even then they are getting what the Jets do not want… Barkley to Browns at 1 and Giants are taking Rosen at #2 BOOK IT.

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