CLEVELAND, Ohio — In this week’s edition of Hey, Mary Kay! I remedy queries about Jadeveon Clowney, Baker Mayfield’s extension and more.
Hey, Mary Kay: If the Browns do sign Jadeveon Clowney, exactly where do you see them choosing a defensive lineman in the draft? — Logan Shaffer, Louisville, Ohio
Hey, Logan: If the Browns indicator Clowney — and I nevertheless believe there is a excellent probability they will — it wouldn’t necessarily preclude them from drafting an edge-rusher in the to start with round or anyplace else in the draft. It’s a quite powerful edge course, and some of the good kinds could be offered to them at No. 26 over-all, like Georgia’s Azeez Olujari. A Clowney signing would also give the Browns the liberty to draft any other situation in the very first spherical, which include cornerback or receiver. They aren’t pressured to fill any gapinh holes, and can take the maximum-rated player on their board.
Hey, Mary Kay: What could a real looking extension for Baker Mayfield appear like? — Andrew Zajac, Struthers, Ohio
Hey, Andrew: If Mayfield symptoms an extension this offseason, the first yr he’s suitable, it would probably be somewhere all over $35 million a calendar year. Spotrac.com estimates his sector worth at four a long time, $141.063 million, for an ordinary of $35.2 million. Not counting doable extensions this summer season for Buffalo’s Josh Allen and Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson, that would put him fourth in the NFL driving Patrick Mahomes ($45 million a 12 months), Dak Prescott ($40 million) and Deshaun Watson ($39 million). If the Browns wait around and lengthen Mayfield right after upcoming season, the price could climb into the $40 million-a-12 months variety if he makes the Pro Bowl, finishes in the top 10 and can take the Browns deeper into the playoffs. I’m absolutely sure Mayfield would have no trouble betting on himself if it will come to that.
Hey, Mary Kay: Baker Mayfield experienced a excellent year final year and odds are he will carry on. If for some cause the Browns determine to go on be it he has a poor 12 months in 2021 or he needs way too considerably for a long-expression deal, would you be keen to give up a 1st rounder for Jimmy G? — Joshua Maher, Knoxville, Tenn.
Hey, Joshua: I would not be prepared to do that at this level in Garoppolo’s job. He’ll be 30 in November, so he’d be 31 for most of his initial period in Cleveland. I really don’t see a situation in which the Browns would favor him above Mayfield, who will change 26 on April 14th. All indicators issue to Mayfield excelling in his 2nd yr in Kevin Stefanski’s offense, and maintaining the Browns in competition on a standard foundation. As for him wanting much too significantly in a prolonged-phrase deal, the Browns are well prepared to pay his current market benefit when the time is suitable, no matter whether which is this offseason or next.
Hey Mary Kay: Because the Pittsburgh Steelers pick a handful of places before us and they always appear to choose protection to start with, can you see Andrew Berry jumping about them to get the guy he desires? Joyful Easter! #Zavencollins — Jeff Lerner, Avon, Ohio
Hey, Jeff: I do imagine Berry will be organized to go up in the 1st spherical if the player he wishes is a little out of achieve at No. 26. Ideally, he’ll be equipped to remain place and land his male there, but with two picks in the third spherical and two in the fourth, he definitely has the ammunition to shift up if he so chooses. Tulsa LB Zaven Collins is unquestionably an intriguing participant, and just one the Browns and Steelers have both used added time on. He does seem to be like the type of participant the Steelers could grab with their No. 24 select, so if he’s the Browns truly want him, they might have to leapfrog their division foe.
Hey, Mary Kay: Why did Kevin Stefanski thrive with basically the exact staff that Freddie Kitchens failed with? — Kevin Proffitt, Cincinnati, Ohio
Hey, Kevin: The Browns bolstered their offensive line with Jack Conklin and Jedrick Wills Jr., which aided Baker Mayfield substantially. They also included Austin Hooper and Harrison Bryant. Kevin Stefanski put in Gary Kubiak’s verified West Coastline program, and put players in positions to do well. He increasingly played to the strengths of Mayfield and his other ability gamers, and surrounded himself with an exceptional personnel that labored very well jointly. In addition, the timetable was a large amount simpler in 2020 than it was in 2019.
Hey, Mary Kay: Because the draft is in Cleveland, do you imagine the Browns will trade up to get a participant they like and get the enthusiasts fired up? — Mark Tenney, Rosetto, Pa.
Hey, Mark: The Browns will stay true to their board and not get caught in Cleveland-draft mania to be sure to the followers. I imagine they have the picks to move up and could possibly do so, but not to get the fans fired up. It will be tough to obtain space on this roster for nine rookies, so I wouldn’t be shocked if they package deal some of their picks to go up at some point.
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