Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield has questions about the Heisman 2017 winner’s size and stature from NFL scouts.
“They’re investing a lot of money in these guys they’re drafting, so they can ask any question,” Mayfield said. “This whole process is about finding out what’s wrong with you. It’s pointing out flaws, seeing if they can look past them, seeing if they can work with it. So, anything they ask is fair game.”
Is Mayfield too short? He measured in just over six feet tall with a hand size of 9 1/4 inches.
“Height doesn’t matter,” Mayfield insisted. “You see guys like Tyrod Taylor, (Drew) Brees, Russell Wilson. They’ve proven that it doesn’t matter. If you want to say anything else, I’ve got three years of tape you can watch. I think I have fewer batted balls than all the other guys here, and I’m pretty sure I’m shorter than them, too.”
Broncos Hall of Fame quarterback and current Denver general manager John Elway, for one, isn’t concerned, about Mayfield’s measurements, saying, “I think that (stigma) has been broken.”
Nor is Elway turned off by Mayfield’s crossing the line at times, such as when he grabbed his crotch and swore at the Kansas sideline after the Jayhawks wouldn’t shake his hand last fall.
“A lot of times you get tied up in the emotions of the situation and where he is,” Elway said. “I like to see a guy with that kind of passion.”