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Breaking down how Sam Darnold is doing so far this offseason

Leading up to the 2018 NFL Draft on April 26, general manager Mike Maccagnan and his staff knew a young quarterback would be their Round 1 selection. But who did the New York Jets prefer and who would be available to pluck from the four top-rated college quarterbacks?

Even if it was true that Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield was Maccagnan’s personal favorite, that no longer mattered when the Cleveland Browns made him the first overall pick in this year’s draft. The New York Giants did the Jets a big favor by selecting Saquon Barkley, leaving Gang Green with a choice from the three remaining quarterbacks.