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general manager Mike Mayock is heading into his first draft as an NFL executive.
The head coach that got him those three picks had a simple message for his general manager.
“Don’t mess it up, dude. I took a lot of slings to get you three first-round picks,” Mayock said Thursday on NFL Network.
Mayock was a renowned draft analyst for NFL Network from 2004-2018 before making the leap from television to the front office. He’s thus far worked with Gruden to trade for Antonio Brown, sign tackle Trent Brown and wideout Tyrell Williams and do scouting work ahead of the 2019 NFL draft.