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The Jets sent Baker Mayfield some major signals

May 25 2018, 02:50 | Van Peters

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Thompson left Georgia after three seasons and unfortunately became an undrafted free agent, where he was signed by the Cleveland Browns after a star-studded draft class. He felt Mayfield was their man after the team brought him in for a private workout in March. "They had 23 and they had 31 and they had two seconds". And we thought - I don't know - that's going to be a heck of a move to get up that high from where they are.

The Jets haven't revealed their draft board and whether they liked Darnold or Mayfield better.

But according to Jeff Howe of The Athletic, it was when Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels convinced a member of Mayfield's camp that the Patriots were considering a massive trade-up scenario that Mayfield's camp agreed to a meeting a week before the NFL Draft.

Mills, who appeared on "The Business of Sports" podcast with SI's Andrew Brandt, said he was fairly sure Mayfield wasn't going to fall any further than No. 3 overall to the Jets.

None of it truly mattered thanks to the Browns, though, so it remains a simple could-have-been.

The New England Patriots will have ageless quarterback Tom Brady back for the 2018 season. However, had Mayfield not gone first overall, New England was contemplating a move up for him.

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The Jets snagged Sam Darnold of USC with the third pick overall; considering how the Browns were expected to pick Darnold first overall, the Jets certainly got lucky.

That's where things could have gotten interesting and the Giants could have traded out of the pick.

Allen went next, with the Bills selecting him No. 7. Instead, they draft LSU quarterback Danny Etling in the seventh round. He might not have emerged as the favorite in the eyes of the betting community until the morning of the draft, but as we've learned in the aftermath, the National Football League community always loved him as a prospect.

Brady says he'll play two more years after negotiating with his wife.

The Giants used their pick to take Penn State running back Saquon Barkley. That's a combination not too many people would have expected.



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