Baker Mayfield pushes back on "bad boy" Johnny Manziel comparison

He arrived right before the North's practice Tuesday, but still took part.

Despite the game being played in Smith's hometown, he's not taking advantage of being close to home.

"Mom not doing too great so family first, always". Once he got to Mobile, Mayfield immediately hit the practice field alongside Allen and the rest of the North squad. But he did more than enough this week to keep up momentum from a memorable Heisman Trophy season.

Mayfield gave Murray a hug, essentially passing him Oklahoma's quarterbacking torch.

"If I hear another guy compare this guy to Manziel ... get out of here!"

"Everybody wants to portray the bad boy, the Johnny Manziel stuff, but I love the game of football". Emotional player and will do anything it takes to win. "It's led me to be a better man".

It seems unlikely we will see Mayfield on the field Saturday. Mayfield was arrested prior to the 2017 season when he attempted to run away from police officers while intoxicated. "In the end, hopefully by April 25 (the day before the draft begins), we have everything figured and know which direction we're going to go".

The worst pass was thrown before most could see - before the stands filled with National Football League scouts, before the lights turned on at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, before the real test began. "They're going to get the biggest competitor they've ever seen".

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On the first day of drills, Stewart was one of the prospects that stood out to scouts and analysts alike.

The 5-11, 198 pound cornerback has shown plenty of ability to jam receivers at the line of scrimmage, but he's also displayed the ability to play the ball in the air.

From a skills standpoint, Dorsey also values quarterbacks who cannot only be accurate, but who also understand the nuances of ball placement.

Allen decided he wasn't ready but feels he is now as a fourth-year junior.

"That's why we had a top-three, top-four offense in the country each year because we got progression reads", Mayfield said. He completed 64.4 percent of his passes and only threw 29 interceptions. Griffin was born with an underdeveloped left hand that needed to be amputated when he was four years old, but that hasn't stopped him in the slightest. It's a big deal for quarterbacks to be more than six feet tall. "And exactly what I care about is the game: I love it, I'll do anything to win and I'll do anything for whatever team drafts me". "That's the main reason I'm here". Still, Mayfield is considered a lock first-round pick and is expected to be the fourth quarterback taken after USC's Sam Darnold, UCLA's Josh Rosen and Wyoming's Josh Allen. Coaching the North will be Vance Joseph and his Denver Broncos staff. "It's what I live for", Mayfield said. "At least with [Darnold], there's a higher level of competition".

A three-time Mountain West Conference special teams player of the year, Penny has also gotten looks at his route running and fielding punts.

"If John Elway asks you to be on his team, you don't say no", Mayfield said.


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