Mayfield has long drawn comparisons to another former Browns quarterback, Johnny Manziel (a bust in the NFL) because of their lack of height and because both had some off-field issues. But Mayfield has insisted that the comparisons are false.
Thursday night, however, he said he will not exert energy trying to prove to people that he’s not Manziel 2.0.
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Johnny and I are two completely different people, he said. It’s nothing against him. But What I’ve been able to do is be up front with these coaches in these meetings. I’m going to be myself. I’m not going to prove I’m not Johnny. The rest will take care of itself.
There was also the case of former NFL quarterback Kerry Collins, who was initially alienated by teammates after he was taped using a racial slur.聽What happened to Collins is instructive for Allen. Collins was eventually forgiven by most players.聽
One team executive noted that Allen wasn’t truly using a racial slur. The executive said the quarterback was saying n—a instead of n—-r, and that there’s a difference. (Yep, that was said.)
Franklin was getting a haircut Tuesday afternoon, saying he planned to go home to the Chicago area to watch the first two days of the draft on television in Tinley Park before making his way back to Kalamazoo for graduation day.
I’m a lot more excited than words can describe right now, Franklin said. I’m not only excited for the draft, but I’m about to graduate here on Saturday so I’m going to close up this whole entire collegiate book and open up the next one.
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Franklin was among four WMU players who participated in the NFL Combine last month in Indianapolis, joining offensive tackle Chukwuma Okorafor (Southfield), cornerback/kick returner Darius Phillips (Detroit/Dearborn Heights Robichaud) and tight end Donnie Ernsberger (Battle Creek Lakeview).
Corey Davis was the highest-picked player in Broncos history, getting drafted No. 5 overall by the Titans last year.
I think I did above average at the combine, gave it my all, Franklin said. I woke up early and just went all out. I’m 6 feet and 230 pounds, clocked at 4.6 at the combine, but for the Pro Day I got clocked at 4.45 and that’s usually my speed right there.
Franklin plans to make the same type of impact Toledo running back Kareem Hunt did last year when he was picked Sharrif Floyd Jersey in the third round by the Chiefs 鈥?No. 86 overall 鈥?then led the NFL in rushing (1,327 yards).