Baker Mayfield, Saquon Barkley electrify in their preseason debuts

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Baker Mayfield, the first pick in April's draft, passed for 212 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Browns to a 20-10 win in the game. Most of that came on his first carry of the game, when Barkley gained 39 yards. In two drives, Taylor went 5-of-5 for 99 yards, including a 36-yard TD down the seam to TE David Njoku (more on him shortly), for a flawless passer rating (158.3).

The second of those scampers - a 5-yard, red-zone dash on fourth-and-2 - set up Mayfield's 10-yard touchdown toss to David Njoku.

It was all so familiar for Sooners fans and novel for Clevelanders. Browns GM John Dorsey and Hue Jackson believe that Antonio Callaway didn't smoke marijuana last weekend, but spoke with the rookie receiver on Tuesday night and warned him in no uncertain terms "that these types of things can't be tolerated". He received a ton of work in six series and looked, well, mostly like the big-play magician who won the Heisman trophy a year ago. The other starters took the field and did not do much of anything, with Barkley's long gain the exception.

Kizer went on to make 15 starts in the Browns' 0-16 season, finishing with a 53.6 completion percentage, 11 touchdown passes and 22 interceptions, ghastly numbers for the 21 century.

On the first drive Thursday night against the Cleveland Browns, Barkley also ran for a two-yard loss.

Mayfield's National Football League debut got off to a rocky start after some conservative play-calling. "I didn't reveal that to you, but I never meant to", Shurmur told reporters after the game.

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