Sport Baker Mayfield placed on North roster at Senior Bowl, per Broncos request

00:45  13 january  2018
00:45  13 january  2018 Source:   Sporting News

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The Broncos want to get to know Baker Mayfield . The Denver staff has requested they get Mayfield on their Senior Bowl roster , according to the game’s executive director Phil Savage. The other team will be coached by the Houston Texans.

The Denver Broncos sound like they want to get a good look at Baker Mayfield at the Senior Bowl . A report Friday indicated that the Broncos had explicitly requested the Oklahoma quarterback be put on the team the Broncos ’ staff is coaching at Jan.

Ask and ye shall receive.

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield will be on the North team roster at the Senior Bowl later this month. Mayfield's placement on the North roster obliged a request made by the Broncos, whose coaching staff will lead the North squad.

Senior Bowl director Phil Savage told ESPN Radio of the request and confirmed Mayfield's roster placement to Omnisport on Friday.

a man wearing a costume: Baker Mayfield © (Getty Images) Baker Mayfield

Mayfield, who won the Heisman Trophy after leading Oklahoma to a Big 12 championship and berth in the College Football Playoff, threw for 4,627 yards with 43 touchdowns and six interceptions this season. The 6-1, 220-pound Texas native was a two-time All-American and leaves Oklahoma as the school's second-leading passer with 12,292 yards and 119 touchdowns to just 21 interceptions.

The Broncos have the fifth overall pick in April's NFL Draft and a need at quarterback. Broncos coach Vance Joseph and his staff will get a closeup look at Mayfield during the week of practice leading up to the Senior Bowl game on Jan. 27. The Texans coaching staff will lead the South team. Full rosters for both teams will be revealed on Jan. 17.

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