ATLANTA — Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield came up just short in the Associated Press vote for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Saquon Barkley, described by some as a "generational running back," won the award.
The second overall draft pick who rushed for 1,307 yards and 11 touchdowns behind a weak New York Giants offensive line drew 26 1/2 votes from a nationwide panel of media members who regularly cover the league. Mayfield earned 21 1/2 votes.
In a rarity, a guard, Indianapolis' Quenton Nelson, got two votes in balloting announced at NFL Honors.
Barkley also made a team-high 91 receptions for 721 yards, and his 2,028 yards from scrimmage led the NFL.
Mayfield set the NFL rookie record for touchdown passes in a season with 27, despite playing in just 14 games and starting 13.