Baker Mayfield Struggled Doing This During Browns' Minicamp

Who likes what Denzel Ward and other rookies are bringing to the Browns and who doesn't? Hear both sides on the latest Takes By The Lake

"They visited Mayfield on March 22, they had already written their reports before that visit and that just reinforced to them the personality that Mayfield has - a very self-assured guy, a swagger to him - and that they wanted to take him". "We did a lot of research". That's why he's here.

"We are going to hammer that until I am good and it feels natural", Mayfield said.

But don't worry, Tyrod Taylor. Look no further. The Pick Six Podcast with Will Brinson has you covered each day with new episodes around 30 minutes each.

So the Browns don't plan to throw Mayfield into the fire right away.

Former Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops, who was with Mayfield when he was drafted, was glad he was the No. 1 pick and that he was headed to the Cleveland Browns. Over the past three seasons in Buffalo, Taylor started 43 games and played in 44, posting an impressive 51-16 touchdown-interception ratio. You just don't have many prototypical drop-back quarterbacks who have pro-style experience who are 6-foot-3-plus, who have above-average arm strength, etcetera, etcetera.

Baker Mayfield's whirlwind introduction to Cleveland included some sage advice from Bernie Kosar at the annual Browns alumni dinner with the rookies on Thursday night and a warm welcome from Browns fans. "I love the player, love how competitive he is. We are going to hammer that and we are going to work on what I need to work on so that we can go from there". "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".

"Tyrod Taylor's the starting quarterback of this football team, and that won't change", Jackson said Friday. But nobody should rule out Mayfield's ability to earn a chance to see the field at some point 2018. All of which have Browns fans craving for the season to start.

Mayfield, with hands clasped above his waist, detailed that one time when he had to wait a little longer. "That's why he's here", said Jackson.

Mayfield conceded he wants to play - "it's human nature" - but he's been there as a walk-on, as a transfer on the Oklahoma scout team and, of course, in the fifth-grade classroom in a state renowned for youth and high school football. Can't have the ball on the ground as much. When you get used to somebody new, we've got to make sure we're not having to worry about that.

"It's a mentality that you are not going to take "no" for an answer".

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