If Baker Mayfield was two inches taller and had a bit of a different personality, he might be considered as a generational quarterback prospect, justifying a case to be taken first overall in the 2018 NFL Draft. Indeed, stature and some sass are two things that have kept some skeptical, but nothing in the draft is fact, and there's no exact science to it. However, now that all the reports and numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine have come in, we should consider some of the evidence that places Mayfield at the very top of the class.
Despite being on the smaller side, Mayfield clears the critical thresholds. He's over 6 feet tall and has hands larger than 9 inches. His other Combine measurements indicate average top-end speed and excellent agility to make escape moves like these when dealing with a pass rush.
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