In fact, it looked like they were back at Oklahoma and Penn State, respectively, competing for the Heisman Trophy.
The No. 1 and No. 2 draft picks, Baker Mayfield and Saquon Barkley, started off their National Football League careers with some nice highlights early in the Browns-Giants preseason game on Thursday night. Then he bounced it outside and gained the edge on flat-footed Browns CB Damarious Randall. But in their Browns debut against the Giants, both Tyrod Taylor and Baker Mayfield gave us some impressive plays. The drive included conversions on third and long and fourth and two.
One of Baker's favorite targets throughout the night was fellow rookie Antonio Callaway.
Mayfield calmly stepped up in the pocket and delivered a low but catchable ball to WR C.J. Board over the middle for a fresh set of downs.
The Browns' first official game of the regular season takes place at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Even tight end Evan Engram, the Giants" first-rounder in "17 who has been much maligned as a run blocker, held his own on the play, teaming with second tight end Rhett Ellison to support Omameh.
It was all so familiar for Sooners fans and novel for Clevelanders.
It marked the second touchdown of the game for Mayfield and pushed his line up to 212 passing yards and two passing touchdowns on 20 attempts.
That connection wasn't finished as Mayfield opened the fourth quarter with a 54-yard touchdown lob to the fourth-round wideout, who finished with 87 yards off three catches and looked good doing it.
QB controversy in Cleveland? In the meantime, former Buffalo Bills signal-caller Tyrod Taylor will start and serve as Mayfield's mentor.