John Dorsey defends Baker Mayfield’s character

AP

Browns General Manager John Dorsey doesn’t see Johnny Manziel when he studies Baker Mayfield.

“Are there character concerns about him?” Dorsey said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “You guys create a narrative that you try to portray him as one.”

Dorsey defended Mayfield despite the Oklahoma quarterback’s arrest a year ago for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and fleeing and resisting arrest.

“Every young man will make a mistake in his life, I bet you,” Dorsey said. “And I think he’s very remorseful of that mistake, and I think he’s moved forward from that, and he’s trying to make himself a better person, going through the process.”

The Browns hold the No. 1 overall pick, which they are expected to use on a quarterback. USC’s Sam Darnold, UCLA’s Josh Rosen and Wyoming’s Josh Allen are in the conversation.

Cabot had several quotes from anonymous NFL scouts and front office personnel who raise red flags, including two who compared Mayfield to Manziel. Mayfield insisted earlier this week he was not Manziel.

13 responses to “John Dorsey defends Baker Mayfield’s character

  1. Dorsey is not going to be negative about any of the QBs. Why lower their perceived value? Everyone is in the mix for potential first pick.

  2. He is playing the pre-draft game……finally have a GM in Cleveland that came from the “adult table”…..and has actually successfully done the job before.

  3. Any Scout that compares this kid to Manziel should be fired for not knowing how to evaluate all that goes into scouting a player.

  4. afcnorth54 says:
    January 25, 2018 at 7:58 pm
    Dorsey is not going to be negative about any of the QBs. Why lower their perceived value?
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    You DO realize that we have the # 1 pick (again) so there is no benefit of sending mixed signals, right?

  5. You DO realize that we have the # 1 pick (again) so there is no benefit of sending mixed signals, right?
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    You DO realize 31 others teams would like to have it, right?

  6. Josh Allen is awful, he couldn’t hit the broadside of a barn. The only guy defending his 57% completion percentage in a JUCO type division of college football, and giving him rave reviews during the senior bowl is Matt Miller from Bleacher Report who’s clearly on the guys pay roll. If I am drafting anyone in this class its Mayfield, Falk, Rosen, or Darnold.

  7. ou DO realize that we have the # 1 pick (again) so there is no benefit of sending mixed signals, right? You DO realize 31 others teams would like to have it, right?
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    You DO realize if the Browns trade down again and don’t take a QB at #1, there will be another million + people in downtown Cleveland. Not for a victory parade but for riots, right?

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