Three years ago today, on April 26, 2018, the Cleveland Browns selected Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft.
It was not a universally expected selection. Few mock drafts projected the Browns would take Mayfield, even many published the morning of the draft. And the initial reactions were a mixed bag.
Social media comments were generally favorable, though the dissenting opinions from both Browns fans and some prominent Cleveland media were unusually harsh.
The most telling reactions come from the live fans inside the Cowboys stadium in Arlington, Texas, when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made the pick announcement. Turn up the speakers and look closely at the faces of the Browns backers in this video via YouTube:
Search through the comments on the YouTube live feed for a real (and decidedly NSFW) adventure…
Happy draft anniversary, Baker!