What is NFL Draft week without some drama over the No. 1 pick?
With reports circulating Monday that Wyoming QB Josh Allen is no longer in consideration for the Browns' No. 1 pick, ESPN's Adam Schefter is now reporting that Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield is "definitely" in the conversation.
Schefter continues by saying the Browns may have their choice in mind for their first overall pick, and before that decision was made, Mayfield was a player in the mix.
Mayfield's draft stock has been gaining some steam recently. However, the Oklahoma product hasn't been in the conversation for the first overall selection until now.
Why does this matter for the Giants? If the Browns decide to take Mayfield off the board, the Giants would have a choice between Allen and USC's Sam Darnold to go along with players like Penn State RB Saquon Barkley and N.C. State DE Bradley Chubb.
Most believe that Giants GM Dave Gettleman will steer clear of a quarterback, and select Barkley for an immediate impact next season. However, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano has been reporting that Darnold is Gettleman's only quarterback that he likes. He could decide to take him if he slips to No. 2.
And then there is the prospect of a team in desperate need of a quarterback to trade with the Giants now that Allen and Darnold are still on the board.
Though Mayfield lacks the prototypical build with his 6-foot, 209-pound frame, he makes up for it with quick feet in the pocket, a strong arm, and the ability to run if need be. There is also his trademark confidence and winning personality that some have viewed as cockiness.
Mayfield completed 285 of 404 passes (70.5 percent) for 4,627 yards with 43 touchdowns and six interceptions in 2017, during what was his senior year.