The Cleveland Browns have selected quarterback Baker Mayfield in the Draft of the US Football Professional League NFL at position one.
Arlington (SID) – The Cleveland Browns have selected quarterback Baker Mayfield in the Draft of the US National Football League NFL at position one. The 23-year-old was awarded the Heisman Trophy at the end of last year as the best college player.
In the distribution of young talents on the NFL teams in the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington / Texas four quarterbacks were taken in the first ten picks for the first time in history. In the first round there were a total of five and thus more than since 1999.
Cleveland had finished last season with 16 defeats from 16 games. With the new playmaker Mayfield it should go uphill again. The chronically bad Browns, since 2002/03 not in the play-offs, had also allowed in the previous year as the first club in the draft and decided for defensive end Myles Garrett.
From the German point of view, it will be interesting at the Draft on Friday. Wide Receiver Equanimeous St Brown (21), son of an American father and a German mother, is probably drafted in the third round by a team.