NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns Make Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield No. 1 Pick

by Samuel Abasi Posted on April 27th, 2018

Arlington, Texas, USA: The National Football League, NFL, draft kicked off at the AT&T Stadium, Thursday night, with what has recently become an NFL tradition –  booing NFL Commissioner,  Roger Goodell.

This year Roger Goodell deployed Hall of Fame quarterbacks Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman, as well as current tight end Jason Witten  – who escorted him to the stage- in a bid to avoid the inevitable boos but all to no avail.

After the deafening boos finally subsided, the Cleveland Browns selected 2017 Heisman Trophy winner, quarterback Baker Mayfield as the overall first pick in the NFL Draft.  The New York Giants followed with running back Saquon Barkley, and the Jets took U.S.C. quarterback Sam Darnold. The Buffalo Bills traded up with Ravens to draft Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen at No. 7, though terms have not been disclosed.

Cleveland has needed a quarterback since it came back into the N.F.L. in 1999. They must believe that the similarities between Mayfield and Manziel are only superficial, and they were willing to bet big on that fact. He has a little time to develop with Tyrod Taylor in town and Browns fans will have to hope that they’ve finally found the quarterback to solve what has seemed like an endless deficiency.

Prior to being selected with the No. 1 over all pick, Mayfield paid homage to Brett Favre in a post on Twitter.

“There are those people who are in your corner no matter what, you can’t do any wrong, even when you do wrong. And then there are those people that no matter what you do they’re going to dislike you and that’s not going to change.” – Brett Favre #DraftEve #MMO  — Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) April 26, 2018

The NFL Draft is live and this page is updated as first round selections are announced.

1. Cleveland Browns: Baker Mayfield — QB, Oklahoma

2. New York Giants: Saquon Barkley — RB, Penn State

3. New York Jets: Sam Darnold — QB, Southern California

4. Cleveland Browns: Denzel Ward — CB, Ohio State

5. Denver Broncos: Bradley Chubb — DE, North Carolina State

6. Indianapolis Colts: Quenton Nelson — OG, Notre Dame

7. Buffalo Bills: Josh Allen — QB, Wyoming

8. Chicago Bears: Roquan Smith — LB, Georgia

9. San Francisco 49ers: Mike McGlinchey — OT, Notre Dame

10. Arizona Cardinals: Josh Rosen — QB, U.C.L.A.

11. Miami Dolphins: Minkah Fitzpatrick — S, Alabama

12: Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Vita Vea — DT, Washington

13. Washington Redskins: Da’Ron Payne — DT, Alabama

14. New Orleans Saints: Marcus Davenport — LB/DE, Texas-San Antonio

15. Oakland Raiders: Kolton Miller — OT, U.C.L.A.

16. Buffalo Bills: Tremaine Edmunds — LB, Virginia Tech

17. Los Angeles Chargers: Derwin James — S, Florida State

18. Green Bay Packers: Jaire Alexander — CB, Louisville

19. Dallas Cowboys: Leighton Vander Esch — LB, Boise State

20. Detroit Lions: Frank Ragnow — C, Arkansas

21. Cincinnati Bengals: Billy Price — C, Ohio State

22. Tennessee Titans: Rashaan Evans — LB, Alabama

23. New England Patriots: Isaiah Wynn — G, Georgia

24. Carolina Panthers: D.J. Moore — WR, Maryland

25. Baltimore Ravens: Hayden Hurst — TE, South Carolina

26. Atlanta Falcons: Calvin Ridley — WR, Alabama

27. Seattle Seahawks: Rashaad Penny — RB, San Diego State

28. Pittsburgh Steelers: Terrell Edmunds — S, Virginia Tech

29. Jacksonville Jaguars: Taven Bryan — DT, Florida

30. Minnesota Vikings: Mike Hughes — CB, Central Florida

31. New England Patriots: Sony Michel — RB, Georgia

32. Baltimore Ravens: Lamar Jackson — QB, Louisville

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