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BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Joe Burrow has a chance to join some very exclusive company if the LSU quarterback winds up going No. 1 overall to Cincinnati.
Not only could he become the ninth quarterback to win the Heisman Trophy and then be the first overall selection in the NFL draft since 1967, that also would mark the first time in the common draft era a Heisman Trophy winner has been the No. 1 pick in three straight drafts, following Kyler Murray last year and Baker Mayfield in 2018.
Better yet, Burrow would join Cam Newton (2011) as the only quarterbacks since 1967 to become the NFL’s first overall draft pick right after winning both the Heisman Trophy and the national championship.
Burrow also is among five quarterbacks who have a strong shot to be drafted in the first round, which would be the seventh straight year with multiple quarterbacks taken in the first round. That would be the second-longest streak since 1967, behind only the string between 2002 and 2012.
With Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert also potential top 10 picks, this could be the sixth straight year with multiple quarterbacks selected among the first 10 selections. That would be the longest such streak in the common draft era.