Months of speculation came to an end on Thursday. The Cleveland Browns made Baker Mayfield, the Heisman Trophy winning Oklahoma quarterback, the first overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft.
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— NFL (@NFL) April 27, 2018
The move was anticipated.
This is an assortment of the reactions that the pick generated.
Baker Mayfield is on his phone in live Instagram post, lots of emotion. He said “yes sir let’s go” at one point
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) April 27, 2018
15 years ago, 210 miles south of what is now AT&T Stadium, a boy smaller than the others walked onto the Pop Warner field in Austin, Texas.
Most couldn't even imagine he'd one day play in high school.
Baker Mayfield was just picked 1st in the 2018 NFL Draft. pic.twitter.com/yYjLxaR8KD
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 27, 2018
Twice a college walk-on. Now the NUMBER ONE pick in the NFL Draft.
— Bonnie Bernstein (@BonnieBernstein) April 27, 2018
Baker Mayfield to the Browns. The first time that a former walk on has been selected with the No 1 overall pick.
— Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks) April 27, 2018
Man from a walk on to number 1 pick! What a inspiring story! For all the young kids out there who don’t feel good enough keep working and believe yourself!💯🙏🏾 congrats @bakermayfield
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) April 27, 2018
Mayfield will attempt to be the man who breaks this franchise’s long run of quarterback futility.
— Cam Inman (@CamInman) April 27, 2018
In other words, the fun is just beginning.