With a little over two weeks to go before the NFL draft, Baker Mayfield knows what team will draft him.
At this point in the process, the misinformation and misdirection about NFL draft prospects is rampant. Baker Mayfield is himself a polarizing prospect, despite being among the top handful of quarterbacks in the 2018 class, but he’s sure to be drafted in the top half of the first round.
Questions about the reigning Heisman Trophy winner’s height and personality are well-founded, but his defenders will dismiss those things quickly. Mayfield would surely love to know what team will draft him, as most guys would, so he apparently visited a psychic at the NFL Combine.
It looks like a bit of NFL gimmickry, but Mayfield eventually got his answer.
Lee Ann Cornell, the woman doing the psychic reading, went through a list of Mayfield’s attributes and got personal.
Mayfield seemed to warm up to the process as it went along, then he was asked to pick a card toward the end.
The logo on the card Mayfield pulled was the red bird of the Arizona Cardinals, who currently own the 15th overall pick. They need a quarterback of the future, with Mayfield’s fellow Oklahoma alum and Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford atop the depth chart on a short-term deal. Mike Glennon was also added in free agency, but he’s merely a depth piece and a worst-case scenario starting option.
The Cardinals have been a popular team projected to trade up for a quarterback in mock drafts, as much value as that has as real evaluation. They could do so with getting Mayfield in mind, but if psychic Lee Ann is right maybe they can stand pat at No. 15 and still get their man. In any case, the interview process at the combine as taken a new tangent.