Baker Mayfield's football career will take another step tomorrow night. The former star Oklahoma quarterback is set to become an NFL player.
The 2017 Heisman Trophy winner is projected to be a top 10 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, which begins on Thursday night. Mayfield was hardly projected to end up here when he was coming out of high school.
Mayfield was a largely unwanted three-star recruit--he didn't even crack the Top 1,000 players in his class--and he walked on at Texas Tech. When Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kinsgbury balked at putting him on scholarship, Mayfield transferred to Oklahoma.
The star quarterback went on to lead Oklahoma to multiple College Football Playoff appearances. He could be the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft.
It's not bad for a kid who only had offers from four FBS schools coming out of Austin (Tex.) Lake Travis High School.
The only four FBS schools to offer Mayfield: FAU, New Mexico, Rice and Washington State.
Mayfield is a pretty good example of betting on yourself and trusting your ability. His story is a great one and it might only continue to get greater.
The 2018 NFL Draft's first round is set to begin at 8 p.m. E.T. on Thursday night.