Ohio State's Garrett Wilson would like to play with Browns QB Baker Mayfield: 'My guy'
In fact, Wilson is a fan of Mayfield, and they have a history together.
For those reasons, Wilson said Wednesday during the NFL Scouting Combine he would welcome playing with Mayfield as a professional.
Wilson and Mayfield both hail from Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas. They didn't attend school together — Wilson is 21 and Mayfield is 26 — but they have worked out with each other, including during the pandemic shutdown.
“Baker's my guy,” Wilson said at the Indiana Convention Center. “He was always a little older than me and he would come back [to Lake Travis] and coach seven on seven. During the quarantine, we actually threw together a couple times. So I know that Baker is a great player. We have a good relationship.”
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Wilson is a virtual lock to be selected in the first round in the NFL Draft on April 28, and he could be the first receiver chosen.
“I did have a formal [combine meeting] with the Browns,” Wilson said. “It would be great to link up with Baker. Baker's someone that did all the things that I wanted to do. Being a Heisman [Trophy] winner, that's stuff you can only dream about, so watching him ball when I was younger, that was really awesome. Having that opportunity to maybe have that happen again would be awesome.”
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Chris Olave, another Ohio State receiver, could also become a first-round pick next month.
“It’s always good to see Buckeyes playing at a high level and producing. Those guys are very talented prospects,” Browns General Manager Andrew Berry said of Wilson and Olave on Tuesday. “We obviously have a lot of pride with our college in Columbus. Look, there are a number of talented players across all positions, and we’re looking forward to getting to know them a little bit better over the next couple days.”
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