One GM was reportedly only willing to trade up for Baker Mayfield

Browns coach Hue Jackson acknowledged the team's draft class might not be choir boys.

The team addressed the need to replace retired left tackle Joe Thomas and added a running back and defensive end on the second day as new Browns general manager John Dorsey was praised for bold moves and sound strategy. The order of the draft flows in descending order from there, unless a draft pick is acquired through a player transaction or in compensation as part of a trade.

Louisiana-Lafayette defensive back Simeon Thomas was selected in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft on Saturday when he was picked by the Cleveland Browns.

Baker Mayfield was drafted No. 1 overall by the Cleveland Browns in the NFL Draft this past Thursday, and if FOX Sports analyst Skip Bayless has his way, the former Oklahoma star will be starting for his franchise from the start.

What if the Browns' reported interest in Allen, which started when ESPN's Mel Kiper mocked Allen to No. 1 overall in January, was never real?

It was not something the Oklahoma quarterback had planned ahead. Key once was considered a top-10 pick but sat out last spring for personal reasons and battled injuries last season. Jones rushed for 1,550 and 19 touchdowns last season.

"When I think of Philip Rivers, that's what it is".

The naysayers, and people who don't know Mayfield very well or what makes him tick, will tell you that the two-time Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year has gotten himself into a no-win situation. "I've been around great quarterbacks my whole life, played with Warren Moon, played with Troy Aikman, been around Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers. and (Vinny) Testaverde, Bernie Kosar."I was in the huddle with all those guys, well not in the huddle with Brett Favre and those guys, but the other guys before that, and there's something more than a big arm to be a quarterback". And he was trying to figure out if he could get Barkley and that quarterback at No. 4 overall.

BC-FBN-Draft-Browns-Third Day, 160 Browns enter third day of draft with 5 picksAP Photo OHPL117, OHPL119Eds: APNewsNow. Since 2010, the Browns have won 29 games and lost 99, and they have produced a winning record just once this century.

Dorsey's charade didn't work to benefit the Browns directly.

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