Baker Mayfield

Baker Mayfield

QB - CLE
Height: 6' 1"Weight: 215 lbsAge: 24College: Oklahoma

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
QB Rank: 24th
Draft Rank (ECR) #66
Best / Worst #57 / #125
ADP #66

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Baker is set up to dominate this season. They have an elite ground game to go along with Odell/Landry/Njoku in the passing attack. Not to mention Duke Johnson (until they trade him). Baker has my highest passing yardage projection for any player, and if he has a favorable season in the TD department then he could very well end up in the top 3 for QB's. I don't draft QB's early, so I likely won't be drafting him...but if he falls later than he should then he's a guy I'm comfortable targeting.

Mayfield was thrown into a tough situation last year, but pulled through better than most expected. Once the Browns got rid of Hue Jackson, Mayfield completed 68.4 percent of his passes and averaged 281.8 yards, 2.4 touchdowns, and 1.0 interception per game. The Browns added Odell Beckham this offseason, which definitely won't hurt. The reason to remain a bit wary of Mayfield taking the leap into elite territory is due to the defense getting much better and them running the ball a bit more to eat clock. He should present a high-floor for a middling QB1, however.

Mayfield was extraordinarily impressive as a rookie, breaking the TD record in just 12 starts and without much talent in his receiving core. Even still, the landscape of the game has it that he was only tied for 12th in fantasy points and behind both Dak Prescott and Mitch Trubisky. While Baker is underrated in the running game and adds Odell Beckham, it may be premature to assume he will leap into the top five.

I'm not so quick to crown Baker or the Browns. He was the 16th quarterback last year and while I see him rising, I don't see the need to over pay here.

Mayfield set a NFL Record with 27 passing touchdowns in his rookie season. The Browns have a lot to be excited about this year and Mayfield should be in the QB1 discussion this year with the addition of WR Odell Beckham Jr.

24 years old, and in just 13 games, his rookie debut, 3500 yards 27 TDs. --