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Photo: Baker Mayfield Posed Shirtless For Sports Illustrated Cover

Baker Mayfield during the NFL Combine.

Baker Mayfield is gracing the cover of the Sports Illustrated NFL Draft preview. The former Oklahoma star quarterback went shirtless for the shoot.

The potential top 10 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft was profiled by SI's Robert Klemko for the issue. He posed with his trademark bandana - with no shirt - for the cover.

You can view the cover below.

Photo: Baker Mayfield's shirtless Sports Illustrated cover

There are a bunch of great details in the story. One of the best ones is that he texted a critical media member and told him to make sure to be watching on April 26. From

Last fall, after the flag-planting and the crotch-grabbing, one media member tweeted out that Mayfield would be of no interest to an NFL team given that sort of behavior. The QB took a screenshot and stored it on his phone. He’d look at it when he worked out, friends say, for motivation. Then, in March, as it became clear that his would be one of the first names called at the draft in Dallas, he tracked down that media member’s phone number and sent him the screenshot. “Who’s this?” the recipient asked. “Someone who’s going to text you on April 26.”

Mayfield is projected to go as high as No. 3 in next week's NFL Draft. Some believe the former star Oklahoma quarterback could go to the New York Jets. The NFL Draft's first round is set for Thursday, April 26.