Hue Jackson's vow aside, Baker Mayfield competing for starting job

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Baker Mayfield's whirlwind introduction to Cleveland included some sage advice from Bernie Kosar at the annual Browns alumni dinner with the rookies on Thursday night and a warm welcome from Browns fans. Taylor is 22-20 as a starter, all in the past three seasons with the Bills, and he led Buffalo to the playoffs last season. "When he walked into a room, you knew he was there". The reigning Heisman Trophy victor didn't start the draft process as the number one signal caller on the their board, but there was no doubt in the building by the end of it.

Now that he's met one of Cleveland's sports icons in Kosar, he's eager to meet another in LeBron James, who at one point took Johnny Manziel under his wing.

"I am not going to back off of this and we can keep writing this narrative, Tyrod Taylor is the starting quarterback of this football team", Jackson said.

In Cleveland Browns rumors, the organization is trying to deal cornerback Jamar Taylor, who has been with the team two seasons. We have the incumbent starter and bridge player Tyrod Taylor, the dependable backup Drew Stanton, and the future of the franchise in Baker Mayfield.

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"He's going to work at it, like you can see him right now staying after working at that", Jackson said. "Trust your eyes", was the mantra that Dorsey followed when evaluating all of the top QB's, and his eyes clearly told him that Mayfield was their guy. NFLDraftScout.com's senior analyst Rob Rang initially projected Mayfield as the fourth quarterback to be taken, but moved him up to No. 1 in his final mock draft.

Taylor was acquired by Sashi Brown in one of his first acts as the Browns vice president of player personnel. The more he delved into Mayfield though, the more he liked him and it became apparent that the Oklahoma standout had that one fabled intangible quality that all the great ones have; the "it' factor".

Ben Baby: I was a little surprised that Mayfield went No. 1 overall. When you get used to somebody new, we've got to make sure we're not having to worry about that. The city of Cleveland has seen the rise and fall of a plethora of quarterbacks throughout the years - some who were doomed from the start.

"The one thing I really love is when you talk to the Oklahoma staff".

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