When it comes to it factor and superstar power entering the league, Mayfield and Jackson lap the other three quarterbacks. They reached the peak of individual success against a high level of competition while also putting their teams on their backs.
The Browns got burned by Manziel, but that’s not a reason for them to rule out Mayfield at No. 1 or No. 4 if their evaluation suggests he’s worthy of being taken that high. The Broncos have seen Paxton Lynch fizzle as a high-upside, first-round athlete, but that shouldn’t make them hesitate with Jackson at No. 5.
It won’t be easy to drown out all the noise and history to determine the true potential of Mayfield and Jackson. But lazy comparisons at this point in the process are bound to cost more than a couple teams later.
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Canada will likely play for bronze without top-liner Gilbert Brule, who was ejected for a brutal hit to the head of David Wolf at center ice, one of several bad penalties by an uncharacteristically undisciplined team.
Desjardins and his staff made some adjustments at the first intermission, but never called a timeout when Germany went up 3-0 or 4-1. Kevin Poulin was starting in net because No. 1 goalie Ben Scrivens injured his shoulder/collarbone area in a collision in the quarterfinal against Finland, and he allowed goals scored by Brooks Macek, Matthias Plachta, Frank Mauer and Patrick Hager on 15 shots.