Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield would be a suitable option for the New York Giants in the upcoming NFL draft, Bucky Brooks of NFL.com wrote on Tuesday.
Mayfield, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2017, started as a walk-on at Texas Tech before transferring to Oklahoma. The 22-year-old totaled 12,292 passing yards to go along with 109 touchdowns and 21 interceptions in three seasons with Oklahoma.
Although Brooks suggests Mayfield could also fit in with the Jets, Cardinals, and Saints, he believes Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepard, and Evan Engram would play well with him because their "catch-and-run" style of play would match his quickness as a passer. He also thinks Pat Shurmur's history working with quarterbacks would be an added benefit for Mayfield.
Back at the Senior Bowl, Mayfield noted that it would be an "ideal situation" to be drafted by the Giants. He obviously wants to compete in his rookie season, but he thinks sitting behind Eli Manning and learning from him would benefit his career in many ways.
The Giants will have the second overall pick in the NFL draft after finishing with a 3-13 mark in 2017, putting the team in prime position to draft a quarterback. Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, and Lamar Jackson are also among other quarterbacks who are widely projected to be picked early on.
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