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Quarterback Baker Mayfield college stats: eye-popping numbers for the 2018 NFL Draft prospect

Huge statistics drove Mayfield to the Heisman trophy.

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield used a spread scheme to find open receivers and post gaudy numbers during his time in college football Add in that Mayfield is the highest-touted senior in this class, and compared to the other QBs in the 2018 NFL Draft his stats are downright gaudy.

In eight games for Texas Tech in 2013 as an injury replacement, Mayfield completed 218 of 240 passes, good for 64.1% completion percentage. His 2315 yards and 12 touchdowns would be the fewest of his collegiate career and the nine interceptions was the highest number.

Two years later in his first season after transferring to Oklahoma, Mayfield threw for 3700 yards and 36 touchdowns while taking his team to the College Football Playoff semifinal. His yards per attempt jumped to 9.4 and while he tripled his touchdown total from his freshman season, he threw two fewer interceptions. His completion percentage also went up.

In 2016, Mayfield improved on those numbers again by throwing for 3,985 yards and 40 touchdowns against just eight interceptions. His completion percentage topped 70% and his yards per attempt jumped over 11.

This past year, Mayfield again improved on his passing numbers, throwing for 4627 yards for 43 touchdowns and only six interceptions, was voted the Heisman Trophy winner and again led his team to the College Football Playoff semifinal. He threw for 11.5 yards per attempt and again topped 70% completion percentage.

While Josh Allen is criticized for a career completion percentage under 60%, Mayfield never had a season under 64%. The most experienced and productive quarterback in the draft, Mayfield has almost as many pass attempts (1497) as Wyoming’s Josh Allen and USC’s Sam Darnold combined (1540).

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