CBS Sports believe 2017 Heisman Trophy winner, QB Baker Mayfield, will find his way to the Jets in their latest mock draft.
Many mock drafts have Mayfield falling to a mid-first rounder, but Chris Trapasso has the Jets writing him name on their draft card. He led Oklahoma this season to the College Football Playoff, and he could very well be the one to lead the Jets to their first playoff trip since 2010.
"The New York Post is thrilled with this selection, as it'll provide years of fantastic cover art material," Trapasso writes. "Mayfield is a somewhat unconventional quarterback who might just help the NFL move into the future -- or, what we've seen in college for years -- on offense."
Mayfield may have shined in his junior season last year, but he went out with a bang in his senior season. He threw for 4,627 yards, 43 touchdowns, and only six interceptions to go along with a 198.9 passing efficiency rating. He can also get it done with his leg, having rushed for 311 yards and five touchdowns.
The main deterrent for Mayfield is his size at 6-foot-1, 220 pounds. He doesn't fit the conventional stature for quarterbacks, but players like Drew Brees and Russell Wilson have excelled despite their height.
Mayfield has also been known for his antics, some of which include his crotch grab during Oklahoma's matchup at Kansas this season, and slamming the Oklahoma flag into the turf at midfield after their win over Ohio State on the road.
If Mayfield is drafted at No. 6, he will be thrust into what will likely be a fun quarterback competition at training camp with Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg for the starting role.
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Mayfield passed every hurdle during the season as he sought to prove himself worthy of a high draft choice in spite of those who had doubts over his height and attitude. He was a deserved winner of the Heisman Trophy and, while that by no means guarantee success beyond the collegiate ranks, the manner in which he separated himself from the pack was impressive.
While he might not be a scout's dream in terms of being your prototypical "five-tool" prospect, Mayfield's accuracy, decision making, and inspirational leadership are tough to ignore. Nevertheless, he's still going to have to be flawless during Senior Bowl week, and will also need to impress at the Scouting Combine if he's going to secure himself as a potential top-five pick. As noted, his height is an issue and it would have been interesting to see his measurements at the Senior Bowl, but he unfortunately missed today's weigh-in due to a family matter.
There's a good chance Mayfield will be on the board at six, and the Jets will be faced with a dilemma. Does he have the character to cope in a media hot-bed like New York, and can he continue to overcome his lack of traditional attributes well enough to be successful at the pro level? If the Jets convince themselves that the answer to these questions is yes, then maybe he'll be the guy they try to build around.