Baker Mayfield taken No. 1 overall in NFL Draft

Baker Mayfield

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 03: Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield throws during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 3, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The Cleveland Browns took former Lake Travis High quarterback Baker Mayfield with the number one overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Mayfield won the 2017 Heisman Trophy last year at Oklahoma, and twice led the Sooners to the College Football Playoffs.

This past season, Mayfield completed over 70 percent of his passes and threw for 43 touchdowns against just six interceptions. He also ran for 311 yards and five touchdowns.

All day on Thursday, Mayfield continued to gain momentum as the top pick in the draft, edging out fellow quarterbacks Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen and fellow Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson.

The Browns went 0-16 last season, but have two of the first five picks in this year’s draft. They took Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward with the fourth overall pick.

After a standout high school career with the Cavaliers, including winning the 2011 4A State Championship, Mayfield was without an offer to a major college program.

He walked on at Texas Tech and won the starting job as a true freshman, but lost that role later in the season and transferred to Oklahoma where he again walked on and won the starting job over the incumbent Trevor Knight in 2015.

He is the first former walk-on to go No. 1 overall in the Common Draft Era (1967).

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