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Here's What NFL Talent Evaluators Have To Say About Lincoln Riley's Play Calling

Baker Mayfield and Lincoln Riley shake hands during the Rose Bowl.

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners shakes hands with head coach Lincoln Riley during the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal Game against the Georgia Bulldogs at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

While not everyone agrees Baker Mayfield should have been selected by the Browns with the No.1 pick, he certainly made his case to be one of the top picks in the 2018 NFL Draft with his Heisman campaign. Depending on who you ask, Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley played a huge role in Mayfield's success last season in Norman.

Moments after it was confirmed Mayfield was indeed headed to Cleveland, ESPN NFL analyst Chris Mortenson revealed multiple team scouts noted that Riley's impressive play-calling played a factor in Mayfield's rising draft stock.

Naturally, Riley was proud of his protege.

If anyone knows the talent that has been cultivated in Norman, it's Riley, who also retweeted a post by the Sooners which pointed out they're the only program since 2000 to pump out two signal-callers that went on to be selected with the top pick in the NFL Draft.

Sam Bradford was drafted by the Rams with the top pick in the 2010 draft and while the QB hasn't lived up to expectations on the field as a result of injuries - you can't say he hasn't been successful financially.