Ultimately, Mayfield went No. 1 overall to Cleveland. The New York Jets, who took Southern California's Sam Darnold with the third choice, had re-signed Josh McCown and signed Teddy Bridgewater. "Sometimes my passion has been mistaken for immaturity- and there definitely were some moments when I was out of line that I ultimately apologized for". Of course, Browns fans will wonder if they could've had Mayfield with the No. 4 pick.
Mills told Brandt that teams came away enamored with Mayfield after interviewing him and working him out, and they felt he would be one of the top picks.
That the Patriots didn't get Mayfield only pushes that decision further back, meaning, eventually, they will pull the trigger on a future quarterback. You could have played with me back in Miami.
"Love you guys, appreciate your support". Mayfield has had some maturity issues, but most of that had to do with showing too much passion on the field.
The QBASE model strongly suggests, however, that Mayfield has the best chance of the highly touted 2018 QB class to succeed. You watch their workouts. He isn't anxious about Mayfield's size or arm.
"Here's the honest to God's truth", he said. "He's a guy that I could sit behind and learn from".
Actually, there were more than enough quarterbacks to go around. Because if it was just about a big arm, then everybody would be successful at the quarterback position.
There was a time when Mayfield barely being six-feet tall may have caused him to fall in the draft, but Drew Brees and Russell Wilson have both won Super Bowls and paved the way for smaller quarterbacks. It's about playing the game.
No model is flawless (not even close), and Football Outsiders notes that there are a few players who finished just outside the top 10 who were busts.
"And it's about wins. and I thought Baker made all those checks to me and he had the "it" factor to me".
Mayfield, who is from Austin, Texas, transferred from Texas Tech to Oklahoma after his freshman season. He's a fearless killer as a player. "But he better be Marshon Lattimore to pass on pairing Myles Garrett with a bookend terror".
Dorsey went with the pick which he felt best fit the Browns franchise and time and again stated, was a victor. General manager, John Dorsey, and company stunned the National Football League world and some Browns fans by selecting the Oklahoma quarterback as the first overall pick. Paired with Von Miller, Chubb stands to elevate the Broncos to a top 10 defense this season.