As quarterback Baker Mayfield climbs higher and higher in numerous mock drafts, the 2017 Heisman Award winner’s numbers are worth looking at on an advanced level.
Per Pro Football Focus, Mayfield enters the 2018 NFL Draft with the highest passer rating on non-play action passes of any potential first-round quarterback.
And the competition isn’t even that close.
On standard, non-play action passes, the potential 2018 NFL Draft first round QBs were a mixed bag of success pic.twitter.com/86C5rBKjE3
— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) February 9, 2018
Mayfield is the only quarterback to own a passer rating of at least 100 on plays of such — checking in with a passer rating of 115.8 on non-play action passes. Second on the list is Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph, down at 99.4. Rudolph’s rating isn’t bad by any means, but it’s still a significant drop-off from Mayfield’s impressive mark.
While the Oklahoma signal-caller’s NFL destination is still up in the air, the picture is becoming clearer as the NFL Draft approaches. Sports Illustrated had Mayfield going to the Cleveland Browns as either the No. 1 or No. 4 overall pick as of this week.
The 2018 NFL Draft will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas from April 26-28. The draft is being held at a league stadium for the first time in history.
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