Former Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has a lot of upcoming meetings and workouts with NFL teams over the next few weeks.
Mayfield will have private workouts in Norman, Okla., with the New York Jets, New Orleans Saints and Cleveland Browns in the next two weeks, according to Sports Illustrated’s Robert Klemko. He is also reportedly scheduled to visit the Denver Broncos and the Arizona Cardinals.
The Browns (No. 1, No. 4), Broncos (No. 5) and Jets (No. 6) hold four of the top six picks in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. The Cardinals hold the No. 15 overall pick. The Saints hold the No. 27 overall pick.
Browns head coach Hue Jackson and general manager John Dorsey reportedly didn’t attend Mayfield’s pro day on Wednesday so they could focus on the start of free agency, but a private workout would seem to mean they still have interest.
The Jets and Broncos are both searching for quarterbacks. Denver just brought in former Vikings starter Case Keenum, but has also shown significant interest in Mayfield throughout the evaluation process. Keenum may be a stop-gap solution while the Broncos groom their quarterback of the future. The Jets have repeatedly met with Mayfield and are one of the most popular projections for him in mock drafts.
The Saints just agreed to a new deal with Drew Brees, but they appear to be looking for their next quarterback for when he eventually retires. They have already met extensively with Mayfield, and there definitely seems to be mutual interest. However, they may need to trade up if they want a chance to draft him.
Mayfield has consistently been projected as a top-15 pick in the draft and is regarded as one of the top quarterback prospects available.
The 2018 NFL Draft starts April 26 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.