12. Baker Mayfield (2018)
A flag-planting, fancy-dancing, crotch-grabbing quarterback for whom teammates would run through a brick wall, the often curmudgeonly NFL executives wondered aloud whether Baker Mayfield was going to arrive in the NFL and become the second coming of Drew Brees, or the second coming of Johnny Manziel.
On one hand, Mayfield ran Lincoln Riley’s offense at the University of Oklahoma like a seasoned conductor, passing over over 8,600 yards and 83 touchdowns his last two seasons in Norman. Between that, and winning the Heisman Trophy, teams started to look past Mayfield’s lack of height (6’1) and penchant for bravado, enough so to make him the surprise #1 pick of the 2018 NFL Draft.