Daily Dawg Tags: Garrett Wilson is a Baker Mayfield fan

Mar 2, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson talks to the media during the 2022 NFL Combine. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 2, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson talks to the media during the 2022 NFL Combine. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports /

The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including Garrett Wilson saying Baker Mayfield is ‘his guy’

It feels like a forgone conclusion that the Cleveland Browns are going to use the 13th overall pick on a wide receiver in the 2022 NFL Draft. And many fans in Northeast Ohio also pull for the Ohio State Buckeyes.

This means they have had their eyes on Garrett Wilson for quite a while. Well, the good news is, he seems to have his eye on them as well.

Speaking at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this week, Wilson said they he’s a fan of Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield. He said that was his “guy” and that he would enjoy playing with him in the NFL.

That story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns News

Ohio State’s Garrett Wilson would like to play with Browns QB Baker Mayfield: ‘My guy’ — Nate Ulrich, Akron Beacon Journal

"“Baker’s my guy,” Wilson said at the Indiana Convention Center. “He was always a little older than me and he would come back [to Lake Travis] and coach seven on seven. During the quarantine, we actually threw together a couple times. So I know that Baker is a great player. We have a good relationship.”"

Wilson attended the same high school Mayfield did and the two seemed to form a bond when the quarterback would head back to coach. It would be a pretty cool story to see the two get together in the NFL, but the question still remains as to whether or not Wilson lasts until pick No. 13.

Browns should consider signing hometown QB Mitch Trubisky as Baker Mayfield’s backup or to compete with him: Mary Kay Cabot, Cleveland.com

"“With Trubisky, the Browns could run it back with Mayfield and see if he does return to his 2020 efficiency coming off surgery to repair a torn left labrum, and with an upgraded receiving corps.”"

Mitchell Trubisky has had his share of ups and downs in the NFL, but signing him isn’t a terrible idea. He has had some success in the NFL and as Mary Kay says, he won’t cost any draft picks. If Cleveland had to turn to him, he could provide a spark. And if Mayfield returns to form, they would simply have spent the season with an experienced backup who didn’t cost them an arm and leg.

Cleveland Browns GM Andrew Berry says goodbye to Jarvis Landry for the second time — Marla Ridenour, Akron Beacon Journal

"“Jarvis, he’s been a productive player for us the past four years, a big part of helping us turn the tide, and everything like that,” Berry said at the Indiana Convention Center. “You know, the next couple weeks are big for us in terms of assessing the entirety of the roster. But Jarvis has been a key veteran for us, a key producer, and we’re really grateful for all that.”"

Ridenour says this is the second time Berry made a statement that could be seen as a farewell to Landry. He praised him for all he has done but then discussed the roster assessment.

The truth is, Landry likely is gone. He did a lot of good over the course of four seasons with the Browns but his cap hit is rather high and the wide receiver corps was an issue in 2021. They need to get better, and younger there — and that starts with freeing up some cap space.

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