Browns' Baker Mayfield was shocked the New York Giants drafted Daniel Jones: 'Blows my mind'

  • In an interview with GQ Magazine published Tuesday, Baker Mayfield said he was shocked when the New York Giants selected Daniel Jones sixth overall in the 2019 NFL draft.
  • Jones, who the Giants hope will be their quarterback of the future, had a mediocre 17-19 college record. 
  • The pick sparked criticism after an unsatisfactory offseason.
  • Jones has endured success in preseason, leading two touchdown drives and completing 16 of 19 passes. 
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Cleveland Browns' quarterback Baker Mayfield has never been one to hold back. That didn't change when he saw the New York Giants select quarterback Daniel Jones sixth overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. 

In a profile by GQ Magazine, Mayfield was being interviewed when a segment about the Giants came on ESPN's "SportsCenter."

"I cannot believe the Giants took Daniel Jones," Mayfield said. "Blows my mind."

Many were surprised when the Giants elected to use such a high pick on Jones, who had a 17-19 college record. It wouldn't be the first time a team has taken a gamble in recent years. The Kansas City Chiefs selected Patrick Mahomes No. 10 overall in 2017 and so far, he's performed well. 

The Giants pick sparked criticism, both towards Jones and the organization.

The team also traded star receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who is now Mayfield's teammate.

Read more: The NFL world mocked the Giants after the controversial decision to use the 6th pick in the draft on Duke QB Daniel Jones

Mayfield was drafted with the No. 1 pick in the 2018 Draft and brought fire to the Browns. That year, he set the rookie single-season record for most touchdowns by a rookie quarterback. As for what makes a good quarterback, Mayfield offered his thoughts.

"Some people overthink it," Mayfield says. "That's where people go wrong. They forget you've gotta win."

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INGLEWOOD, CA - JULY 15: Emily Wilkinson and honoree Baker Mayfield attend the 33rd Annual Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular at The Compound on July 15, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Sports Spectacular)
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LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - MAY 04: Emily Wilkinson and Baker Mayfield attend the 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 04, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Churchill Downs)
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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Baker Mayfield and Emily Wilkinson attend the 2018 Footwear News Achievement Awards at IAC Headquarters on December 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 04: Baker Mayfield and Emily Wilkinson attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on January 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 02: Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield and Emily Wilkinson attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Memphis Grizzlies at Staples Center on January 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
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In the preseason, Jones has completed 16 of his 19 passes and led two touchdown drives. 

While the Giants remain committed to veteran quarterback Eli Manning, if Jones continues to have success, the team may be pressured to give the rookie more action. 

The Browns and Giants will both kick off their seasons on September 8. 

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