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Details Of Baker Mayfield's First Practices With The Browns Have Emerged

A closeup of Baker Mayfield in a Cleveland Browns headband.

We're a few days into NFL training camps, which means we're starting to get some feedback about the high-profile rookie quarterbacks that enter the league this year. Baker Mayfield, the 2018 NFL Draft's No. 1 pick, has reportedly shined.

Mayfield was certainly not the quarterback that most expected to go No. 1. He's on the smaller end for NFL quarterbacks, and comes from an Oklahoma system that seems more tailored to the college game (though it is one that NFL coaches reportedly have a great deal of interest in).

The team has already committed to another off-season acquisition, former Bills starter Tyrod Taylor, as the starter to begin the season. However, Mayfield reportedly looks very good in practice.

On Sunday, Browns head coach Hue Jackson heaped praise on Baker Mayfield.

Jackson said that the Heisman winner is "deadly accurate" with the football. We all know how accurate Mayfield was in college, but the windows in the NFL are tighter and defenders close faster. This is a good sign for Mayfield.

Today, NFL insider Benjamin Allbright tweeted that the team is "floored" with Mayfield's early play. https://twitter.com/allbrightnfl/status/1024037424492630023?s=21 The praise isn't limited to those in the Browns organization. On Saturday, ESPN's Jordan Zirm had this comparison between balls thrown by Mayfield and Taylor.

Tyrod is a quality starter, and is coming off of a playoff berth with the Bills. He doesn't make a ton of mistakes, and has proven that he can win you football games in the pros.

His ceiling isn't what Mayfield's likely is, though. Sometime soon, Mayfield will take over as starter, and unless Cleveland is challenging for the playoffs, it will likely be this year.