Baker Mayfield picked to quarterback ESPN’s ‘dream’ team

There are a plethora of great quarterbacks in college football at the moment, but the No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners’ Baker Mayfield stands above them all.

That’s what ESPN’s Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. say, at least. McShay and Kiper picked their “perfect college football team,” and Mayfield starts at signal-caller. McShay was charged with drafting the offense, and wrote that while it was close, Mayfield offers more than anyone else.

“No quarterback in college football is as mobile as Lamar Jackson, but Mayfield uses his legs well,” McShay said. “He has the ability to extend plays and his passing skills are far superior to Jackson’s right now.”

Mayfield hasn’t run the ball as much this year. Through four games, he’s had just 21 rush attempts, which puts him on track for 68 attempts over a 13-game season. Last year, he ran the ball 78 attempts, and he carried it 141 times in 2015-16.

But Mayfield scrambles well, and he makes smart decisions on the run. He has yet to throw an interception this season despite averaging 25 passes per game. When he does throw, it’s for big yardage — Mayfield averages 13.16 yards per attempt, the most in the nation.

Mayfield isn’t the only Big 12 player to appear on the dream team roster. McShay selected the Oklahoma State wide receivers and tight ends group to his perfect quad.

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