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, but that wasn’t what he was expecting to do.Mayfield told ESPN that before draft day, he didn’t know he was the Browns’ pick — and that he actually thought the Browns were going to pass on him, and the Patriots would trade up to take him at No. 2 overall.That idea isn’t totally crazy. Eventually, the Patriots are going to need to replace Tom Brady, and Mayfield’s agent said last year that the Patriots Womens Denzel Ward Jersey
, who had two first-round picks and two second-round picks, had explored the possibility of trading all the way up to the second overall pick to draft Mayfield.But Patriots coach Bill Belichick has generally preferred trading down in the draft, and has never pulled the trigger on a huge trade up like that. And even if Belichick had wanted to, Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman scoffed at trading down from No. 2, because he loved Saquon Barkley so much. It’s awfully unlikely that the Patriots and Giants would have agreed to a trade.So while the question Womens David Njoku Jersey
, “What if Baker Mayfield had succeeded Tom Brady in New England?” might be fun to speculate about, it was never a realistic possibility. Even if one of the people speculating about it was Mayfield himself. While the trade of Kevin Zeitler to the New York Giants brought back defensive end Olivier Vernon in return, it has also left an opening in the Cleveland Browns offensive line at right guard.Last year’s second-round pick, Austin Corbett, is the obvious choice to pencil in to fill the vacancy created by Zeitler’s departure. However Womens Odell Beckham Jersey
, Corbett isn’t taking that assumption for granted. Corbett expects to have to compete for the job this offseason.“It’s kind of been the same thing from everyone that I’ve talked to, like ‘hey, there’s this plan, there’s this hole open for you now,'” Corbett said Odell Beckham Browns Jersey
, per the Browns’ team website. “And yeah, it’s yours for the taking but by no means is it going to be given to me. I don’t want to go through life by just anything given to me, so that’s how I’d want it and we brought in some good guys to compete with and I’m just looking forward to that competition.”Corbett sat as a backup to Zeitler and Joel Bitonio last season. He appeared in 11 games with just one start, though that came as a sixth lineman in a jumbo package against the Baltimore Ravens. Corbett will face competition from Eric Kush and Bryan Witzmann for the job. Kush has appeared in 33 games with 12 starts and was drafted by Browns G.M. John Dorsey when he was with the Kansas City Chiefs. Witzmann has appeared in 37 games with 20 starts and was an undrafted free agent signing of Dorsey’s in Kansas City.