The quarterback class in the 2018 NFL Draft is one of the most intriguing in recent memory.
With players like Josh Allen, Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold and Baker Mayfield all expected to go in the first round, it’s anyone’s guess to which order the chips may fall.
But if a recent report is any indication, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner could be one of the first to hear his name called.
According to Sports Illustrated‘s Robert Klemko, the Cleveland Browns — owners of the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks — have scheduled a private meeting with Oklahoma’s Mayfield.
In the quest to land a franchise quarterback, the Browns are doing their homework. Less than three days after the final whistle blew on a monstrously entertaining Super Bowl, the Browns requested a private visit with Baker Mayfield, his first such invite, two league sources tell The MMQB.
The Browns have the draft capital to make this happen on their terms, either by trading back deeper in the Top 10, or by pulling the trigger with one of their existing picks.
But while the Browns have the picks to make the Mayfield selection possible, Klemko addressed concerns about a potential personality clash between the brash signal-caller and Cleveland head coach Hue Jackson.
That could be why a private meeting between Mayfield and the franchise is so important.
The 2018 NFL Draft takes place April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.