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Cleveland Browns select Baker Mayfield with No. 1 pick in NFL Draft

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Baker Mayfield works out during the NFL combine last month in Indianapolis. After months of speculation and anticipation, the Cleveland Browns embarked on their long climb back to respectability Thursday night by selecting University of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield with the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. The Browns were followed by the New York Giants, who selected Penn State running back Saquon Barkley at No. 2 overall. The New York Jets picked USC quarterback Sam Darnold at No. 3. The Browns were scheduled to make the No. 4 pick, which they acquired from the Houston Texans during the 2017 draft in exchange for the pick the Texans used to draft Deshaun Watson. Mayfield is the first Heisman Trophy winner taken No. 1 overall in the following draft since Cam Newton went to Carolina in 2010.

Baker Mayfield becomes first Browns QB to do this since 1951

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The NFL is making major coronavirus protocol changes, including team facilities shutting down for two days after games; NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre weighs in on'Fox and Friends Weekend.' Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield had a first half to remember in the game against the AFC South-leading Tennessee Titans on Sunday afternoon. Mayfield became the first Browns quarterback to throw four touchdowns in the first half of a game since Hall of Fame signal-caller Otto Graham did so back in 1951, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer noted. Mayfield completed 20 of 25 passes for 290 yards and four scores to lead the Browns to a 38-7 halftime lead. Mayfield, who completed passes to eight different receivers, tossed his fourth touchdown strike to Rashard Higgins with 5:46 to go in the second quarter. He also had a 75-yard touchdown pass to rookie wideout Donovan Peoples-Jones, and two other scores to wide receiver Jarvis Landry and offensive lineman Kendall Lamm.

Baker Mayfield's Hail Mary attempt vs. Ravens the longest pass ever in an NFL game

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield had the longest pass in NFL history when he threw a pass more than 70 yards during their game against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football. As time expired just before the half, Mayfield launched the ball from about his own 40-yard line, and it went out of the back of the endzone where Ravens safety Chuck Clark tried to make a play on the football, but he collided with the goalpost. Pro Football Focus said that Mayfield's end of the half Hail Mary attempt was the longest NFL pass attempt it has ever charted.

Matured Mayfield leading Browns amid 'Super' expectations

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Baker Mayfield has grown up. There was no other option. "I had to hit rock bottom for a little bit," he said.