Patriots reportedly had interest in trading up to get Baker Mayfield

Patriots reportedly had interest in trading up to get Baker Mayfield

Patriots reportedly had interest in trading up to get Baker Mayfield

It's not surprising that Baker Mayfield won the room in Cleveland. And many of you are really upset about it. He is, depending on your perspective, fiery, arrogant or just plain annoying. His fiery, competitive nature will quickly win over the fans, and his clean, consistent play, both from the pocket and when things break down, should allow him to have success on the field. Not at No. 1 overall.

With the 32nd pick, Baltimore Ravens book-ended the first round of 2018 National Football League draft with another former Heisman Trophy victor Lamar Jackson after trading back to the first round with Philadelphia Eagles.

But what if the Browns had taken Barkley instead?

The Browns have taken Baker Mayfield with their No. 1 pick.

The Cleveland Browns did a poor job of protecting themselves from throwing a rookie quarterback into the fire last season. In essence, he explained that they do their diligence on projected top five players for the sake of preparing in the event one of those players dropped.

This wraps up the very entertaining top-10. Russell Wilson, 6. Peyton Manning, 7. The draft's biggest stars are selected in the first round in a red-carpet event that takes a whole day all to itself. It's about being a good football player. That group includes John Beck, Matt Leinart and Christian Ponder.

It gives Mayfield a 28.2% chance to be elite, a 20.7% shot to be an upper-tier QB, a 21.3% chance to be "adequate" and 29.3% odds of being a bust.

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Jets at (No.) 3 was the bottom line. He still threw for over 4,000 yards and 26 touchdowns. That's right, he still can't throw a football but Luck is the big victor in this draft. A great pick for the Falcons.

We gather here today to mourn the loss of a career that never truly began.

To me, this is like doing all your homework on a car search, identifying the car you want, and then when you go to the dealership, the used car salesman talks you out of your car and into a more expensive vehicle that you liked before, but not this much.

Another option: Use Darnold as the ultimate bargaining chip to trade back and get extra high-round draft picks from the Miami Dolphins, who have the No. 11 overall pick; the Buffalo Bills, who have the No. 12 and No. 22 first-round picks; or the Arizona Cardinals, who have the No. 15 overall pick.

Heck, the odds are they didn't.

While he said that he respects the anticipation that drives speculation about Mayfield's ascendance, the third-year head coach said that "Tyrod Taylor's going to be the starter".

A source told Howe that the Patriots wanted to meet with Mayfield in the weeks leading up to the draft, but the QB kept denying the request because he didn't want to waste his time with a team that didn't pick until No. 23 overall.

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