Cleveland Browns first-round draft pick Baker Mayfield, center, stands with his girlfriend, Emily Wilkinson, and brother Matt Mayfield after a news conference at the NFL football team's headquarters in Berea, Ohio, Friday, April 27, 2018. Mayfield was the first selection of the draft. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
The Cleveland Browns are feeling quite confident in No. 1 pick Baker Mayfield, according to an ESPN report.
The team had heard concerns over Mayfield's size and behavior before the draft, but they focused on his ability to play the game in making him the No. 1 pick.
"The guy knows how to play the game, and knows how to win," general manager John Dorsey said. "Trust your eyes."
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The report also mentions Mayfield's ability to rally a team, and the effect that he had on teammates.
"In pregame, he would walk by a group of Oklahoma players and there was just that instant energy that everyone had," assistant general manager Eliot Wolf said of a game against Texas.
Browns coach Hue Jackson was impressed by the former University of Oklahoma quarterback's football IQ.
"Baker Mayfield from a football IQ standpoint is as good as I have been around," Jackson said.
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