The Browns finished 0-16 this season securing themselves the number one spot in the NFL draft. This goes down in history by being the first team to select the number one pick in back to back years.
Who is on the radar for the Browns? Let’s examine the acquisition of new general manager John Dorsey. Dorsey is a football mind who has been given the task of making the Cleveland Browns a winning franchise. He has come out and stated that he has scouted Mayfield at least six times. He is aware that Mayfield is a winner and winning is the most important element.
Who is Baker Mayfield and would he be a good fit for the Browns? Mayfield won the Heisman trophy for the Sooners after they went 12-1 this season. Although Mayfield lost in the playoffs this year he showed the grit and determination that may be needed to survive in the climate of Cleveland football. His stats for the year prior to the playoffs were, Mayfield completed 71.9 percent of his passes this season for 4,240 yards, 41 passing touchdowns (and five more on the ground) while only throwing five interceptions. Via Dawgpound daily.
The ability for Mayfield to make plays happen was not lost on Dorsey. However, questions remain on the measurables on Mayfield. Just over six feet tall many say Mayfield is just too small to be an NFL caliber quarterback. Mayfield has a definite attitude that many say is arrogance and others accredit to confidence. Both may be needed for Cleveland.
Whether you love Baker or hate him the fact remains he is exciting and intriguing to watch. The comparisons to Johnny Manziel have loomed large however Mayfield seems to have the presence of mind to make changes where needed.
The draft is three months away but one thing is for sure, this will be a wild ride until the Browns are on the clock.