Well, the day has finally arrived. Fans of the Oklahoma Sooners are ready to find out where their favorite player (it’s a safe assumption) will continue his unconventional and incredible football career. It’s starting to look like Baker could end up going No. 1 overall to the Cleveland Browns, and while that obviously doesn’t seem like an ideal landing spot for a young QB, it would be incredibly cool for Mayfield and everyone in his camp.
How to Watch the 2018 NFL Draft
Thursday, April 26 (Round 1): Coverage will begin at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN, FOX and NFL Network. Live stream is available Fox Sports Go, NFL.com and WatchESPN.
Friday, April 27 (Rounds 2-3): Coverage will begin at 6 p.m. CT on NFL Network, Fox and ESPN. The ESPN coverage is scheduled to switch to ESPN2 at 7 p.m. CT. Live stream is available Fox Sports Go, NFL.com and WatchESPN.
Saturday, April 28 (Rounds 4-7): Coverage will begin at 11 a.m. CT on ABC, ESPN and NFL Network. Live stream is available on NFL.com and WatchESPN.
While Baker Mayfield is generally considered a lock for an early pick, things are a bit less clear for Mark Andrews, Orlando Brown and Ogbonnia Okoronkwo. All three are projected by many to go on Day 2 (2nd or 3rd Round), but there isn’t really a consensus for any of them. Here are some of the 1st-Round mock drafts out there right now:
Daniel Jeremiah (NFL Network): Mayfield No. 1 to Cleveland
RJ White (CBS): Mayfield No. 5 to Buffalo (trade)
Will Brinson (CBS): Mayfield No. 5 to Miami (trade)
Bucky Brooks (NFL Network): Mayfield No. 11 to Miami
Charley Casserly (NFL Network): Mayfield No. 3 to New York Jets
Mel Kiper (ESPN): Mayfield No. 1 to Cleveland
Note: These are updating as the Baker momentum continues to build, so click on their links for updated positions.
Mayfield getting STEAMED!— RJ Bell (@RJinVegas) April 26, 2018
#1 Pick Odds - Updated
Baker Mayfield -300
Sam Darnold +160
Josh Allen 14/1
Saquon Barkley 20/1
Josh Rosen 50/1#Browns
Draft Profiles (with projections)
We’ll add more for guys like Dimitri Flowers, Steven Parker and Jordan Thomas as the week progresses.
OU Draft History
- An OU player has been selected in 80 of the 82 drafts in the history of the NFL.
- OU is one of two programs to have at least four players selected in of the past 10 drafts. The other is LSU.
- Oklahoma’s 381 picks rank fourth nationally and first in the Big 12.
- 42 players have been selected in the 1st Round, including three who have gone No. 1 overall (Sam Bradford in 2010, Billy Sims in 1980 and Lee Roy Selmon in 1976).
- Here’s a list of every OU player drafted by an NFL franchise.
Let’s talk, Sooner fans! Give us your thoughts on this week’s events down in the comments section. I’m sure we’ll have plenty of mixed feelings no matter where Baker Mayfield ends up. In fact, RJ Young is already imploring the Browns not to pick Baker, and I suspect many of you feel the same way.