Top Wide Receiver Prospect Eager to Play With Baker Mayfield

Devon Platana
One of the 2022 NFL Draft's top wide receiver prospects is eager to play with Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield.
One of the 2022 NFL Draft's top wide receiver prospects is eager to play with Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield. / Jeff Lange / USA TODAY NETWORK
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The 2022 NFL Draft is less than two months away and the Cleveland Browns will be one of the busier teams with nine selections to make over the three-day event.

While it's anyone's guess what Cleveland will do with its stash of picks, one of the top wide receiver prospects has made it clear that he'd love to catch passes from Baker Mayfield.

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The high-end WR in question is none other than Ohio State's Garrett Wilson. After a formal interview with the Browns at the NFL Combine, the 21-year-old called Mayfield "my guy" and that the two have a great relationship.

While Mayfield is five years older than Wilson, they aren't strangers. Both men attended Lake Travis High School in Austin, TX. Mayfield has also practiced a few times with Wilson during the pandemic, so it's possible that the chemistry is already there.

Getting better with each passing year, Wilson had his breakout season with the Buckeyes in 2021. As a part of the most lethal passing attacks in the nation, he finished with career-highs when it came to receptions (70), receiving yards (1,058) and touchdowns (12) in 11 games last fall.

Meanwhile, the Browns are in desperate need of a playmaking wideout. With Odell Beckham leaving last season and Jarvis Landry being a potential buyout/trade candidate, Cleveland should seriously consider using the 13th overall pick on Wilson if he's available.

The Browns currently have +2800 odds (T-15th) to win Super Bowl LVII next season, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. If they can draft Wilson and Mayfield can stay healthy, Cleveland's odds could be on the rise this fall.


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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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