Jackson does not want to place inordinate expectations on Mayfield, who was sporting a bracelet with the inscription: "Humble Over Hype". "(But) let's make sure we pump our brakes a little bit, because he's got a ways to go and a lot to learn", Jackson said. That's why he's here. "I'm very excited about him". Taylor is a solid player, and if comes to keeping him, instead of picking up a sixth- or seventh-round pick, so be it. Look no further. The Pick Six Podcast with Will Brinson has you covered each day with new episodes around 30 minutes each. After all, the Browns needed a running back, and they already wasted a second-round pick on quarterback Deshone Kizer a year ago.
Mayfield measured at 6-foot-1 in February, and many scouts agree that his short frame, barely-above-average arm, and appetite for the dramatic made him one of the riskiest No. 1 overall picks in draft history despite an esteemed college resume of 12,292 passing yards, 119 touchdowns passes, and a 70 percent completion clip in three seasons. That's exactly what Taylor is.
Oklahoma is the lone program to produce two quarterbacks this millennium who were picked No. 1 overall, and the only program since the 1940s to produce two No. 1 QB picks in a 10-year period.
In a league that's always prioritized the quarterback, every team that followed the Falcons in the first round took positions other than quarterback. I think if the Browns are as invested in him as we were at Oklahoma, he's going to return the favor by working his tail off. "I truly believe that". "I think about how they deserve a team that's winning, a team they can rally behind and that's what they'll do no matter what". Mitchell Trubisky waited behind Mike Glennon.
"It's the most unbelievable thing I've ever seen", Jackson said. However, the Browns are clearly counting on Mayfield being their franchise quarterback of the future. If Taylor struggles and the Browns get off to yet another frightful start, the calls for Mayfield will become overbearing.