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Baker Mayfield Struggled Doing This During Browns' Minicamp

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell walks past a video board displaying an image of Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma after he was picked #1 overall by the Cleveland Browns.

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell walks past a video board displaying an image of Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma after he was picked #1 overall by the Cleveland Browns during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Cleveland Browns held their rookie minicamp this weekend. This gave them a chance to see No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield in action.

Tyrod Taylor is projected to be Cleveland's starter next season. However, the Browns are clearly counting on Mayfield being their franchise quarterback of the future.

In order to fill that role, Mayfield will have to master all the fundamentals of the position, including something he never had to do in college: taking snaps from center.

Mayfield operated out of the shotgun or pistol during his career at Oklahoma, and while the modern NFL utilizes both formations, quarterbacks must learn to take snaps under center.

According to ESPNs Dan Graziano, Mayfield had some issues with the QB-C exchange this weekend. He dropped or fumbled "multiple" occasions.

"We're going to hammer that until I'm good and it feels natural, and that's the way it should be," Mayfield said. "Because I can play out of the ‘gun.' Everybody here knows that."

Coaches are working a lot with Mayfield on his footwork, especially when he's taking snaps from under center, because it will have a lot to do with the progress he makes in terms of his timing with his throws and his receivers.

Graziano added that Mayfield showed plenty of positive flashes over the weekend, so the Browns should be encouraged by that.

Mayfield's transition into the NFL isn't going to be seamless. But if he masters small details like taking snaps, it will go a long way.