Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield trending toward Dolphins in NFL mock drafts

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is the Miami Dolphins’ first-round draft choice in the NFL mock draft released Wednesday by ESPN’s Todd McShay. That opinion seems consistent with other rumblings and mock drafts that have the Dolphins leaning toward drafting a quarterback with the 11th pick of the first round, even though coach Adam Gase has been emphatic Ryan Tannehill is the starter.

Tannehill, who will be 30 in July, has missed Miami’s last 20 games, including the wildcard game at Pittsburgh in 2016, due to left knee problems.

Mayfield is among five quarterbacks projected in the first round of McShay’s mock draft, a list that includes Lamar Jackson, the Louisville and Boynton Beach High School product. McShay has Jackson going No. 27 to New Orleans, where he’d play behind quarterback Drew Brees.

The most recent mock draft by CBSSports.com has the Dolphins taking Mayfield, as do a few of their other mock drafts.

One of the outliers is NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah, who has Miami taking Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith.

Another outlier is USA Today, which has Miami selecting Virginia Tech linebacker Tremaine Edmunds.

And yet a third outlier is The Sporting News, which has Miami selecting Florida State safety Derwin James.

The draft is April 26-28 in Dallas.

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