CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns selected former University of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
The pick was announced by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Thursday night.
With Mayfield, the competitive spirit is what teams would like out of their quarterback, but he has made questionable off-the-field decisions that resulted in an arrest, as well as vulgar actions toward opposing fans.
Browns general manager John Dorsey called Mayfield in a video posted by the Browns Twitter account.
"You want to be the first pick of the draft?" Dorsey asked.
Here's how it looked on the other side of the phone as Mayfield gathered with friends and family to watch the draft via Instagram Live.
Despite the off-field concerns, the 6-foot-1, 215-pound Mayfield put together a Heisman Trophy-winning campaign where he completed 285 of his 404 throws (70.5 percent) for 4,627 yards and 43 touchdowns against six interceptions to cap off a four-year career that started at Texas Tech University.
During his three years at Oklahoma and one season with the Texas Tech Red Raiders, Mayfield completed 1,026 of his 1,497 attempts (68.5 percent) for 14,607 yards and 131 touchdowns against only 30 interceptions.
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With Mayfield’s selection, the Browns chose a quarterback in the first round of either the AAFC or NFL Draft for the ninth time in franchise history.
Jack Mitchell (Oklahoma, 1949), Harry Agganis (Boston University, 1952), Robert Garret (Stanford, 1954), Mike Phipps (Purdue, 1970), Tim Couch (Kentucky, 1999), Brady Quinn (Notre Dame, 2007), Brandon Weeden (Oklahoma State, 2012) and Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M, 2014) are the other first-round quarterbacks selected by the Browns.
Of those eight signal-callers only two, Couch and Garret, were selected with the No. 1 pick.
Along with Mayfield, only Mitchell and center/linebacker Kurt Burris (1955) were first-round picks of the Browns out of the University of Oklahoma.
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