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 Jets? Mayfield has been connnected with Gang Green in numerous mock drafts, including SNY's Ralph Vacchiano's latest Mini Mock. So, if the Browns decide to pull the trigger on Mayfield, that could leave Allen or USC's Sam Darnold for the Jets to take with their No. 3 overall pick -- depending on what the Giants do at No. 2, of course.
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.