This is the first request Mayfield has received. The plan for Mayfield is for him to work out in Southern California in advance of Oklahoma’s Pro Day (March 14) and the NFL Combine (Feb. 27-March 5).
At the Senior Bowl, Browns GM John Dorsey defended Mayfield’s character and reports have said Cleveland will do plenty of work on him this offseason.
More interesting than that, is the fact that the Browns elected to hire Scot McCloughan as a personnel consultant.
McCloughan previously compared Mayfield to Brett Favre and said: “he’d be my guy — hands down.”
“I was lucky enough to have been around Favre, and I’ve gotten to know Baker pretty well just by watching him,” McCloughan said in an interview with “The Doug Gottlieb Show.” “There’s some off-field stuff, but nothing too hairy. I mean it happens. College kids are college kids. It’s not like he’s doing anything really bad. But he is a competitive guy. He wears it on his sleeve from the standpoint of emotions.
“He plays with strength throughout his body, and the fact that he’s just a football player — it’s impressive. It’s a really good class this year coming out in the draft for quarterbacks. But I know this, if I was going to play one game tomorrow, he’d be my guy — hands down.”
At the Senior Bowl, Mayfield met at length with the Saints, Bills, Jets and Dolphins.
Mayfield will be one of the most discussed players during the draft process, as some evaluators have questions about his height and prefer some of the other top prospects such as Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen and Josh Allen.
However, Mayfield was a highly productive player and we’ve seen some shorter quarterbacks have plenty of success in the NFL. There are sure to be teams who end up being big believers in Mayfield and his ability.
During his four-year college career at Texas Tech and Oklahoma, Mayfield threw for 14,607 yards while completing 68.5 percent of his passes to go along with 131 touchdowns and 30 interceptions over the course of 48 games. He also rushed 1,083 yards and 21 touchdowns.
Mayfield was the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner.