The Buffalo Bills are the latest team projected to go after Baker Mayfield in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Mayfield has already been picked to go to the Browns, Giants, Jets, Dolphins and Cardinals in various mock drafts. Now The Ringer’s Danny Kelly has Buffalo trading up into the top 10 to take the former Oklahoma quarterback No. 7 overall.
The proposed trade comes in a mock draft that already had quarterbacks Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen and Josh Allen coming off the board in the first three picks. Kelly then had N.C. State defensive end Bradley Chubb, Penn State running back Saquon Barkley and Notre Dame guard Quentin Nelson going with picks No. 4-6.
The Bills gave quarterback A.J. McCarron a two-year deal last week, but that probably won’t keep them from drafting a quarterback for the future. And Mayfield could even compete for the starting job right away.
From The Ringer:
If Mayfield wows early on and beats out the higher-paid veteran à la Russell Wilson/Matt Flynn, all the better. But if it takes a year for Mayfield to get up to speed, that’s fine too; he’d have the chance to sit and learn the pro game while the Bills look to add a stronger support system around him.
The Bills met with Mayfield at the Senior Bowl, so they have certainly shown interest in him. And with two first-round picks, they also have the capital to make such a move.
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