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Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma

The Miami Dolphins are at a crossroads heading into the 2018 NFL draft. The team has a quarterback in Ryan Tannehill, but the 29-year-old missed the entirety of the 2017 season with a torn ACL.


And despite restructuring his contract this week to address a miserable salary-cap situation, the reality is that new deal commits Miami To Tannehill for just the upcoming season. Sure, there would be a lot of dead money were the Dolphins to move on in 2019, but it was less a vote of long-term confidence than making the best of a terrible short-term financial situation.

If the Dolphins were afraid of fat dead cap numbers Ndamukong Suh would still have a fish on his hat. (fine...mammal...whatever)

This "Tannehill conundrum" has led to more than a little speculation that if one of the top four prospects at quarterback is on the board when the Dolphins pick, general manager Chris Grier will pull the trigger.

Supporters of Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield see a fiery competitor who completed 70.5 percent of his passes in 2017 en route to leading the Sooners to the College Football Playoff. They see Mayfield as athletic, mobile and most importantly a winner.

Mayfield's detractors see an undersized (6'1") and immature young quarterback who was arrested after a drunken run-in with police and disciplined by the team for a crotch-grabbing incident against Kansas. They see Mayfield as the second coming of Johnny Manziel—a bust in the making.

More often than not, the truth in situations such as these lies somewhere in the middle. Maybe there is some Manziel in Mayfield's brashness—nd some Russell Wilson in his ability to make accurate downfield throws on the move.

It's no more certain than Tannehill's future after a second ACL tear.

And a lot less expensive.

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Source : http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2763941-2018-nfl-mock-draft-latest-1st-round-predictions-in-first-week-of-free-agency

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