While there are reasons to like Mayfield, there are reasons to scoff at Cleveland for making him the No. 1 overall selection.
What makes Cleveland think Mayfield will be different? The Buffalo Payments and Arizona Cardinals needed to commerce as much as get their quarterbacks of the longer term.
Seeing a certain UCLA signal caller still on the board and potentially anxious that he might not slide past Miami at No. 11, the Arizona Cardinals traded up from the 15th pick to No. 10 overall to select Josh Rosen. The Bills also got the Buccaneers' seventh-round pick.
Last season the Jets were ranked 24th offensively with 18.6 points per game.
"I would say simply we felt very good. about three players with that pick", general manager Mike Maccagnan said Thursday night. "This is a guy who has earned everything he has, from high school to college to here. He's a victor, he is aggressive".
Mayor Michael Hancock on Thursday was in Texas, at AT&T Stadium, attending the National Football League draft in pursuit of bringing the popular and lucrative event to Denver. The Oklahoma star was the first of four passers drafted in the top 10.
Goodell is despised in Dallas after Cowboys operating again Ezekiel Elliott was suspended for six video games final season for violating the NFL's private conduct coverage. Never mind that the best players were considered Penn State running back Saquon Barkley (second overall to the Giants) and North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb (fifth to Denver). It capped quite a few days for Barkley, whose girlfriend gave birth to a baby girl earlier this week. If you are looking for help against the run, Ward may not be your guy, but the Browns have snagged a guy that cover anyone. In Darnold, they bought the man their followers coveted. They now have a crowded room at the position with Josh McCown returning and Teddy Bridgewater signing in free agency. His natural talent was on display both at the combine and at his Pro Day.
By adding #Baker Mayfield, Cleveland is hoping they are adding the top available quarterback of this NFL Draft.
While the Broncos selected a player to disrupt to the quarterback, the Indianapolis Colts opted to protect Andrew Luck by picking guard Quenton Nelson. It was one thing when the NFL Network started covering it.
Browns consultant Scot McCloughan was in Seattle's front office when they drafted Russell Wilson, another seemingly undersized QB who won a Super Bowl. BEARSThe Chicago Bears selected Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith with pick No. 8.