ESPN's Field Yates: Denzel Ward is 'a man-to-man cornerback machine'

Posted April 28, 2018

The Cleveland Browns used the first overall pick in the National Football League draft to take Baker Mayfield, ostensibly because he is very good at throwing balls.

Sure enough, that's exactly what hapened and Goldhammer says he'll live up to his promise. "So for me, it's a simple choice to make the right decisions".

If the Browns didn't want Chubb, there were undoubtedly a slew of teams who would have jumped at the chance to trade up and grab him, knowing that the Denver Broncos were certain to select him should he fall to #5.

The Browns did extensive vetting of the incident, so much so that general manager John Dorsey said he knew what Mayfield had ordered from a food truck before his run-in.

Reigning Heisman Trophy victor Baker Mayfield is the newest member of the Cleveland Browns.

"Very good, very good", Eisen finally said with a laugh. That is nothing against him, but what I have been able to do is be able to be up front and honest about who I am during these meetings.

Cleveland also had the fourth pick Thursday and used it to select Denzel Ward, a cornerback from Ohio State.

The Browns selected guard Austin Corbett out of Nevada with the first pick in the second round to help give Chubb space to run. I like the guy.

The first Heisman Trophy victor taken No. 1 overall in the following draft since Cam Newton went to Carolina in 2010, Mayfield joins a team that went 0-16 in 2017.

Mayfield's presence should provide an immediate spark in the quarterback room, where he'll likely compete for the starting job with former Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who was acquired in the offseason. NFL.com's latest mock draft has the 6-foot-2, 202-pound Cain going in the second round to the Jaguars, but keep an eye on the Saints.

With the first pick of the third round, the 65th overall pick, the Oakland Raiders chose Brandon Parker, an offensive tackle from N.C. A&T State.

"I'm very confident in my ability and I look forward to that pressure", Ward said.

After beating Ohio State at home 31-16, Mayfield attempted to plant an OU flag in the middle of the "O" at midfield as a celebration. Jackson will learn behind Joe Flacco in Baltimore before taking over from him eventually.