Monday, 24 September, 2018

Browns' Baker Mayfield isn't a cookie cutter quarterback

Denzel Ward misses Saturday session with hip flexor injury Denzel Ward misses Saturday session with hip flexor injury
Sergio Cook | 08 May, 2018, 02:07

This year's quarterback class was loaded with big names and promising talent, with Mayfield being one of the most intriguing storylines. Cleveland recently picked up quarterback Tyrod Taylor from the Buffalo Bills this spring, which led many fans to believe that Taylor would be the Browns' franchise quarterback. "When you win here, everybody rallies around it". As far as common sense goes, you don't draft someone with the No. 1 overall pick to be a backup. "I want some of that to rub off on (Mayfield) so he can see firsthand what it means to play quarterback in the National Football League".

"We're going to hammer that until I'm good and it feels natural, and that's the way it should be", Mayfield said.

The only other quarterback in rookie minicamp is Joel Stave, a well-traveled practice squad player.

Last month, PFF's Sam Monson laid out his case for Mayfield as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft here, citing how dominant he was on tape and by several different metrics.

Tyrod Taylor is the team's presumptive opening-week starter against Pittsburgh, and while Mayfield intends to compete for the job in training camp, he won't allow personal ambition to get in the way of team goals. "You have to go to work you have to put the time in, you have to learn the playbook, and then when you get the opportunity you have to show you are there for a reason". Cleveland could have had both, so even if Mayfield proves Cleveland right it'll be hard not to wonder what could have been if the Browns had played this differently. "There are some things we've got to clean up". The more he delved into Mayfield though, the more he liked him and it became apparent that the Oklahoma standout had that one fabled intangible quality that all the great ones have; the "it' factor". Him and the center, that's something as I said before that he's just got to get used to. "He is the starter and all I can do is help us out".

"He definitely seems like a very passionate coach so he reminds me a little bit like coach [Kerry] Coombs so I'm definitely excited to be working with him", said Ward.

"The one thing I really love is when you talk to the Oklahoma staff".

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