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In a league that's always prioritized the quarterback, every team that followed the Falcons in the first round took positions other than quarterback.

This weekend belonged to Baker Mayfield, who made his debut as the Browns' new franchise quarterback at rookie minicamp, but the 2018 season still belongs to Tyrod Taylor.

Additionally, new general manager John Dorsey has been busy during the off-season, and the Browns have welcomed the arrival of quarterback Tyrod Taylor from the Buffalo Bills in exchange for a third-round draft pick, while safety Damarious Randall and offensive lineman Chris Hubbard arrived from the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers, respectively.

"I'm not anxious about that, " he said. "We are going to hammer that and we are going to work on what I need to work on so that we can go from there". "And so I'm going to listen to [Jackson], but I've got to go compete, and first and foremost, I've got to go learn my job".

Mayfield just happened to be that choice for the Browns that will continue to push this conversation around him throughout the offseason because it is an imminent situation that will arise at some point.

"I am not going to back off of this and we can keep writing this narrative, Tyrod Taylor is the starting quarterback of this football team", Jackson said. So when you get a guy like that that helps out a locker room in just the best way possible, he's a grinder.


"He's a grinder. He comes in early and he's the last one to leave". "What he did in my last two years with the two Big 12 championships, the leadership, the toughness and everything else, I don't know that I've ever had anyone like him". That led the former Bengals OC to call Mayfield the "Pied Piper of Oklahoma football".

At the NFL Combine, Mayfield was asked about turning around a franchise like the Browns who have struggled since they returned to the league in 1999.

That doesn't mean there isn't a huge learning curve for Mayfield, who passed for 4,627 yards and accounted for 48 touchdowns with just six interceptions while leading Oklahoma to the College Football Playoff last season.

That's because he'll be sharing living space with Heisman Trophy victor Baker Mayfield, whose Oklahoma Sooners were defeated by the Bulldogs 54-48 during the College Football Playoff semifinal in January.

"It doesn't matter how you get there, everyone here has the same opportunity", he said. He has a lot of characteristics that we love.

"Baker, he's working at it", Jackson said. "I'm very excited about him".


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