That's assuming seventh-round pick Danny Etling isn't the answer, of course.
But there is research that shows which traits matter most, and which can be the best indicator of future success.
Even more unbelievable than a man over the age of 60 on Twitter? Dorsey and Browns consultant Scot McCloughan have been convicted about Mayfield from the start. He is, depending on your perspective, fiery, arrogant or just plain annoying. Basically, we aren't covering long enough to let him get to the quarterback. Not at No. 1 overall.
The Cleveland Browns' selection of Baker Mayfield at No. 1 overall in last week's NFL Draft raised some eyebrows. When and where the Browns got him was a shocker. defensive-end Bradley Chubb from North Carolina State, and defensive-back Minkah Fitzpatrick from Alabama, who I think was the best corner in the draft, were still available. But if you believe you have a franchise quarterback, it's time to make a move.
QBASE's model predicts a quarterback's passing efficiency in Years 3-5 of his pro career.
And when they did make their pick, the Browns stunned again.
This wraps up the very entertaining top-10. An attitude the Cardinals need, after Carson Palmer retired during the offseason. So how did Cleveland end up on Mayfield? Russell Wilson, 6. Peyton Manning, 7.
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Suffice it to say that 2017 second-round draft pick DeShone Kizer didn't have to work all too hard to force his way into the starting lineup by the time of the season opener.
"I don't know what all this means, but there was something about him that bothered me".
"But for me moving forward it's just being myself".
It gives Mayfield a 28.2% chance to be elite, a 20.7% shot to be an upper-tier QB, a 21.3% chance to be "adequate" and 29.3% odds of being a bust.
"We kept hearing that Buffalo was going to try to trade into the pick", Mills said. Mayfield 48.9%, 2. Rosen 28.4%, 3.
And it's still hard to believe Darnold will be there at No. 5. He still threw for over 4,000 yards and 26 touchdowns. A great pick for the Falcons.
The Cleveland Browns did a poor job of protecting themselves from throwing a rookie quarterback into the fire last season. But Mayfield wasn't coming back to OH without facing more questions about his infamous flag plant. "Another team had said, 'You may get a big surprise on draft day, at No. 2, if he's available.' And it was the Patriots", Mills said on Andrew Brandt's podcast, per ProFootballTalk.com.
There were concerns over how good of an National Football League quarterback the Oklahoma product could be, Mayfield is six foot nothing and has character issues according to experts but suddenly he was the number two quarterback going into Thursday's draft, what a rise. We'll never know for sure.