NFL Scouting Combine: 5 biggest winners in 2018 so far

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 02: USC running back Ronald Jones II runs the 40-yard dash during the 2018 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 2, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 02: USC running back Ronald Jones II runs the 40-yard dash during the 2018 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 2, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – FEBRUARY 02: Collegiate football player Baker Mayfield of the Oklahoma Sooners attends SiriusXM at Super Bowl LII Radio Row at the Mall of America on February 2, 2018 in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – FEBRUARY 02: Collegiate football player Baker Mayfield of the Oklahoma Sooners attends SiriusXM at Super Bowl LII Radio Row at the Mall of America on February 2, 2018 in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM) /

No. 3: Quarterback Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma

Quarterback drills haven’t commenced just yet (they will today), but that doesn’t keep one notable signal-caller off the list of winners.

Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield might be polarizing. His “chip on the shoulder” attitude and on-field demeanor may scare off some scouts and general managers, but that sort of personality could easily be viewed as an anchor point for a team needing personalities.

Such as the Cleveland Browns, who own pick Nos. 1 and 4 (via the Houston Texans) in this year’s NFL Draft.

Mayfield, whom Niner Noise mocked to Cleveland at No. 1 overall recently, had some comments about what he could do if the Browns grabbed him in the first round, via Pro Football Talk:

"If anyone is going to turnaround the Cleveland Browns, it’s going to be me. I don’t think I’m cocky, just confident. I’m not going to go in [the locker room] and act like I’ve got it all figured out. … First things first, whichever team I go to, I’m not going to settle for a backup job."

Confidence is key, and that’s exactly the kind of presence the Browns could use under center.

A strong performance during drills at the NFL Scouting Combine can only help his case.