*** Trade ***
The Denver Broncos have agreed to trade the fifth overall pick (D.V. of 1700) to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for the twelfth and twenty-second picks (T.D.V. of 1980) of the draft.
With the fifth overall pick in the 2018 Steven Ridley NFL Mock Draft, the Buffalo Bills select:
Baker Mayfield; Quarterback from the University of Oklahoma.
Had Baker Mayfield been at least three inches taller, this draft looks drastically different. Baker Mayfield has all the grit you want with in a Quarterback with the velocity and solid arm strength to boot. Mayfield’s greatest asset though is his tenacity and his ability to contend with even the most arduous of situations; something the Buffalo faithful have longed for since the days of Jim Kelly. Add his ability to efficiently score in the red zone with a gunslinger’s mentality and Buffalo could very well have finally found their quarterback… with some exceptions. Mayfield’s shortcomings have a lot more to do with his footwork and his ability to survey the field. Much of the latter can be done when he is outside of the pocket but the former will take some time to adjust to. What he simply cannot control though is his lack of height. Being just under 6’1 is going to be a constant challenge for him. However, if Quarterbacks like Drew Brees and Russell Wilson are any indication, there is little reason to assume that Mayfield cannot succeed. After all, someone as headstrong and confident like he is will not allow failure to overshadow him; exactly the type of mentality that both Sean McDermontt and the Buffalo Bills need.