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Steven Ridley’s 2018 NFL Mock Draft

*** 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.

About Steven Ridley

A Canadian loving gamer and analytical American Football fan; Steven has turned to the Black 'n Gold since the days of seeing Troy Amuna Polamalu way back in 2008. Since then, he has been getting more engaged with the sport. In addition of studying the aspects of the game, college prospect scouting is one of his favorite pastimes.
  • bigboss223a

    strength in the world means very little if your accuracy is not very good. Knowing this however is why Josh Allen is the number one pick as Dorsey is using 2018 as a redshirt year for Allen to learn the do’s and do not’s of the NFL. Once 2019 is here is where Dorsey and the Browns will hopefully see the fruition of a year’s worth of experience.

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  • cunez

    Once 2019 is here is where Dorsey and the Browns will hopefully see the fruition of a year’s worth of experience.

  • Bawb the Revelator

    IF – AND IT’S A BIG “IF” – Mason Rudolph has a big day versus Baltimore the Steelers may have found theit franchise QB and it isn’t KP8. Mason’s been a hard luck guy since he was deafted and Ben was “insulted.” Ben is no rocket scientist but his physical gifts, history and hope combined to make Rudolph an afterthought for years.. Staing ready to play plus maturity may have combined to make MASON THE successor to Ben the Steelers truly need. If so, it settles a big question for the Pittsburgh Steelers.