The Cleveland Browns used the first overall pick on the reigning Heisman Trophy victor, but if they hadn't, another team had apparently indicated to Mayfield's camp that it was prepared to make a stunning move to nab the quarterback with the next selection. "But he's got a lot of catching up to do".
"But we have a plan and I want to work that plan as much as we can".
As Roger Goodell stepped up to the podium in a packed out AT&T Stadium the name he was expected to say wasn't meant to be Baker Mayfield, up until a few hours beforehand he wasn't going to be the quarterback that had a chance of being number one. If they wanted, they could have sweetened the post enough for someone to move if there was any leverage to do so.
The MMQB's Albert Breer and Robert Klemko noted that the Patriots were denied a meeting with Mayfield until after the team acquired the No. 23 overall pick as part of the trade that sent wide receiver Brandin Cooks to the Los Angeles Rams.
Darnold is John Elway's No. 1 ranked quarterback in this draft, sources tell 9News.
So it is not a complete surprise that this past 2017 Heisman Trophy victor is the most astounding college player for football. He was also first-ever player to start as a walk-on to win the prestigious award. The draft's biggest stars are selected in the first round in a red-carpet event that takes a whole day all to itself.
At fifth overall, the Broncos got NC State defensive end Bradley Chubb.
Two days later, Mayfield went before reporters and apologized for his actions.
"What I did today, tonight was unacceptable". You could have played with me back in Miami.
The Browns will get their first look at Mayfield in an orange helmet during rookie mini camp, which commences May 4. As punishment, Mayfield did not start against West Virginia and was not listed as a captain.
New England entered the draft owning selection Nos. Some scouts believe that he is faster than Watson and possesses just as good of an arm. Barkley is the best player coming into the draft and will balance out the Giants offense and take pressure off of Eli Manning. "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".