And the No. 1 Pick in the NFL Draft Will Be …

After months of dissection and debate, the Browns selected Mayfield, Oklahoma's cocky and charismatic quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick in the National Football League draft on Thursday, a somewhat surprising selection by a team that figured to play it safe with such an important decision.

According to most NFL Draft experts, five college quarterbacks will likely be selected in the first round on Thursday. Lamar Jackson's bust percentage is 46.2, Josh Rosen's is 46.9 and Josh Allen's is the highest, at 62.7.

"My story is something I only could have dreamed of". Cleveland addressed a major defensive need and selected defensive end Myles Garrett with the first overall pick in 2017. Yates also noted that Ward's speed and ability to play man-to-man coverage separates him from the other cornerbacks in the class. And with the help of these coaches, I definitely think that's possible. I just want to be on the field and contribute. He also famously celebrated a road win at Ohio State by taking a victory lap and attempting to plant a Oklahoma flag at midfield in the artificial turf.

Critically speaking, it's going to take a few years before we know if the Eagles did the right thing. These are drama kings and queens who have cultivated almost two decades of abuse to the stage that they thought the idea of marching around FirstEnergy Stadium in single-digit temperatures to "celebrate" last year's 0-16 season was a good idea.

Dorsey and his lieutenants were clearly influenced by Mayfield's numbers, along with his competitive streak and football IQ. "Tyrod and I, we are going to put an end to that list of the QB names on the back of the jersey".

"There's nothing better than being on this state", Darnold said.

Mayfield said he respects the fact that Taylor is the starter.

"For me, I'm here right now because I have been myself", Mayfield said on a conference call. But I'm looking forward to getting in with my teammates and making sure they understand and see the real me. "That's what I've done my whole life, not going to do any different".

The Browns have not made the playoffs since 2002, which is the longest active drought in the NFL.

Manziel lasted two years in Cleveland, finally returning to Texas A&M as a student after no other National Football League team signed him. He threw for 4,627 yards with 43 touchdowns and just six interceptions. And that's exactly what the former Oklahoma Sooner believes.

However, Mayfield insists he's his own man. He reached a plea deal last June and paid fines for several of the charges. Don't be mistaken, though, the halfback is for real.

Before facing Texas Tech, the school where he began his college career, he entered the stadium in Lubbock wearing a T-shirt that had "TRAITOR" written on the front. This pick is something of a project, but boy, do the Browns have all the time in the world to get him ready. "He's humble. He really is humble".

It has been only four years since Manziel, Johnny Heisman as a Texas A&M redshirt freshman in 2012, took a magic-carpet slide to No. 22 in the draft.

The "Big Four" quarterbacks taken earlier in the first round all went to teams that have serious roster holes.

"Yeah, I mean, no matter if we selected any quarterback, they all had something - a knock on them", Beane said. For me, it was very tough for me and I knew I had to be an example. On top of it, it shows that it's not about your size (height). Mayfield hit.338 with 22 doubles, 47 runs scored and 41 RBI across two varsity seasons with the Cavaliers, including a.364 junior season where he emerged as one of Lake Travis' most risky hitters.

  • Zachary Reyes