Why Baker Mayfield Is The Best Quarterback In The NFL Draft7 min read

With the College Football and NFL seasons now over, a good portion of everyone’s attention is turned to the NFL Draft. Everyone wants to know who their team is going to pick to hopefully make their team better. Like pretty much every other year, a big focus in the draft are quarterbacks. Several teams are looking for their next franchise quarterback, but there’s usually only a few at best that work out.

Some of the big names this year are Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Josh Rosen, Baker Mayfield, and Lamar Jackson. After looking through multiple quarterback rankings, I’ve noticed a similar trend. Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen are 99% of the time ranked 1st and 2nd. More often than not I’ve seen Josh Allen ranked 3rd, leaving Mayfield and Jackson ranked 4th and 5th.

I personally think there’s a mistake in just about every quarterback ranking I’ve seen. That mistake is Baker Mayfield. Out of all the rankings I’ve seen, I’ve seen Mayfield be ranked 3rd twice, but no higher than 3rd. It’s my belief that Mayfield is going to be a better quarterback than Darnold, Rosen, Allen, and Jackson. Baker Mayfield should be ranked as the number one quarterback, but because he’s on the border of 6 feet, everyone backs off. Anyone remember Drew Brees or Russell Wilson? Who cares about size?

When looking at the quarterbacks in this class, it’s obvious that most people can’t see what I see in Mayfield. You can talk about how great Josh Allen’s arm is or how well Rosen played against Darnold and USC, but Mayfield has exactly what I would want in a quarterback. Below I’ve listed 4 reasons why Baker Mayfield is better than any other quarterback in this draft.

ACCURACY

The most important thing you can have as an NFL quarterback. You can only teach someone accuracy to a certain point. You can tweak mechanics and throwing motions, but there’s only so much you can do. Baker Mayfield has the accuracy you don’t need to change. It can’t get much better than it already is. The past two seasons, Mayfield has completed over 70% of his passes. He never completed less than 64.1% of his passes in his college career. With the exception of Josh Allen in 2015 (6 pass attempts) and Sam Darnold in 2016, Baker Mayfield’s lowest completion percentage is better than any of these quarterbacks have ever had.

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