The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including some common misconceptions about Baker Mayfield
Another day and another article about Baker Mayfield.
The former No. 1 overall pick from the 2018 NFL Draft had a decent run with the Cleveland Browns but they’re moving on with Deshaun Watson. However, they haven’t moved on from Mayfield just yet.
And since he’s still on the roster, there continues to be a lot of discussion about what could happen next. In today’s Daily Dawg Tags, an article identifying some misconceptions about the future of Mayfield are dispelled.
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"“Another idea that has floated around that is a misconception is that the team should hold on to Mayfield and let him leave in free agency to get a compensatory pick back. While this is possible, it is unlikely for a few reasons”"
Mueller says the Browns aren’t getting more for Mayfield when it comes to comp picks than they could in a trade — and he’s right. Not only would his new team need to sign him for a lot, but they too would need to shy away from adding too much talent to guarantee this.
He also looks at why the Browns can’t just let him sit at home all season as well as disproving the notion that the two sides will make up and Mayfield will play for Cleveland again.
"“On film, Deaton does a very good job of understanding his responsibility against varying 4-man and 3-man fronts, in both the run and pass game.”"
Cleveland is very high on Nick Harris as the starter and they also added Ethan Pocic as a veteran reserve. Even so, they used a draft pick on Dawson Deaton from Texas Tech, which means they surely like what he brings to the center position.
The Browns defense was solid in 2021 but they could be better this season. Especially if Eddie McDonald is right and these four players have big campaigns for them.
Jacob Roach opened the mailbag and then answered your questions. The biggest was what would happen to the Browns if Deshaun Watson were to be suspended for the whole season and Jacoby Brissett then played in all 17 games.