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ESPN: 'Mounting belief' Browns take Baker 1st overall

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) leaps and celebrates after he scored a touchdown against Georgia during the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Former University of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is all but certain to be a very high pick in Thursday night's NFL Draft. The question now is how high?

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported early Thursday morning that Mayfield may be the first name off the board when the Cleveland Browns pick in Dallas.

"There is a mounting believe from [head coaches] and [general managers] around the league that Cleveland will take Baker Mayfield," Schefter wrote on Twitter.

The Browns have not stated who they intend to draft with the first overall pick.

The Heisman Trophy winner has moved up boards since the draft process started. It was reported Wednesday that the Browns had narrowed their choice at No. 1 to Mayfield and Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen.

Mayfield will not attend tonight's draft in Dallas.

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