Daily Dawg Tags: McCloughan still loves Baker
By Randy Gurzi
Daily Dawg Tags brings you all the news you need to know in order to keep up with the Cleveland Browns and the rest of the NFL
It looks as if the Cleveland Browns new draft consultant hasn’t changed his views on the incoming quarterback class in the 2018 NFL Draft. Scot McCloughan was brought in to consult the team ahead of the draft and he didn’t back down on his previous stance that Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is the top signal caller in the draft.
Obviously he isn’t alone in this regard as the Heisman Trophy winner has plenty of believers. He also has plenty of doubters, including a large base of Cleveland fans who would prefer a more traditional passer like Sam Darnold out of USC.
The draft itself is still way ahead of us, so for now this is all just simply talk. Still, it’s worth catching up on that story and many more with your Daily Dawg Tags.
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Browns’ Scot McCloughan still has Baker Mayfield as his top QB ‘hands down’ and Kirk Cousins not ‘special’ — via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com
"Three months later, Scot McCloughan’s love for Baker Mayfield hasn’t waned.The Browns’ new draft consultant, who’s participating in draft meetings all week at the Browns’ facility in Berea, still has Mayfield at the head of the 2018 QB class — even with his Heisman Trophy-winning season well in the rearview mirror, according to a radio interview in Denver on Jan. 18. In the same interview, the former Redskins GM revealed that he doesn’t see Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins, the headliner in free agency, as special."
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"McDaniels stunned the football world Tuesday when he decided to withdraw his interest in the Indianapolis Colts’ head coaching vacancy, instead opting to remain with the Patriots as their offensive coordinator. A sitdown meeting with owner Robert Kraft, president Jonathan Kraft and Belichick reportedly caused the change of heart for McDaniels, who allegedly is the likely head coach in waiting in New England."
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