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Video: Colin Cowherd Has Brutally Honest Admission On Baker Mayfield

Baker Mayfield, Colin Cowherd

Baker Mayfield, Colin Cowherd

Colin Cowherd has never been afraid to criticize Baker Mayfield. 

Starting back when Mayfield was at Oklahoma, Cowherd claimed that the former Sooner was "undraftable" after videos surfaced of the quarterback appearing to run from police. 

Mayfield would up being selected first overall by the Browns in the 2018 NFL Draft, but the disapproval from Cowherd didn't stop there.

In June, Cowherd posted a tweet that said "Marginal size and athleticism isn’t a NUMBER ONE pick. In any draft. In any sport," clearly referring to Mayfield. Baker, then a member of the Cleveland Browns, fired back at Cowherd by saying, "Well it happened bud. Have a nice day!"

Now, over four years later, Cowherd is taking a victory lap. 

Mayfield was released by the Carolina Panthers on Monday and after only one team - the Los Angeles Rams - submitted a waiver claim for Baker, Cowherd took the time to give himself a pat on the back. 

Take a listen to Cowherd's "I told you so" moment here.

"It's too little, too late for Baker Mayfield. Yes, I was right. I didn't think it was a strong take," Cowherd said on his show Wednesday.

Cowherd opened his monologue by stating that he only covered Baker because he used to be interesting.

"He was from Oklahoma, he was a number one pick, he was polarizing," explained Cowherd. "He was making Cleveland relevant, which they haven't been for most of my radio and TV career." 

After leaving the Browns, however, Cowherd said that the intrigue surrounding Mayfield had worn off. 

"I said when he left Cleveland, I wouldn't talk about him as much because he's just not that interesting," Cowherd said. "Carolina's weak and he has proven to be over-drafted. The Rams right now are boring, I don't think with a bad o-line and limited weapons he'll find it any easier than he did in Carolina." 

Cowherd then wished Baker well before telling his audience that he was right on the former Oklahoma quarterback. 

"I don't have a strong Baker take. I honestly wish him well... Yes, I was right," Cowherd said. "I didn't think it was a strong take, although I got tons of pushback for saying 'A kind-of short guy with an average arm who's cocky probably won't be worth a number one pick'." 

Mayfield reportedly has a chance to play Thursday in what would be his Los Angeles Rams debut. If he does suit up tomorrow, he'll face a matchup with the Las Vegas Raiders.