Report: QB Mayfield expected to go No. 1 to Browns

In the hours leading up to Thursday's NFL draft, Baker Mayfield is gaining buzz as the No. 1 pick by the Cleveland Browns.

Head coaches and general managers around the league believe that Cleveland will tab the Oklahoma quarterback with its first pick, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. Earlier this week, Schefter reported the Browns wouldn't rule out taking Mayfield No. 1.

Browns general manager John Dorsey hasn't tipped his hand in recent weeks, telling reporters last Thursday that he remains open to "all options" with the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks.

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A report from Wednesday said the Browns have "cooled" on USC quarterback Sam Darnold with the first pick and were instead focusing on either Mayfield or Wyoming's Josh Allen.

"The only thing I really care about: Do the guys win?" Dorsey said of evaluating quarterbacks. "Does he have accuracy, does he have a strong arm? Can he throw the ball in the red zone in tight windows, can he drive the ball? At the end of the game, does he win? That's kind of what I look for."

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Mayfield, the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner, threw for 4,627 yards and 43 touchdown passes with the Sooners in his senior season. He led Oklahoma to a Big 12 title and a berth in the College Football Playoff, where it lost a double-overtime thriller to Georgia.

--Field Level Media