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Joe Burrow is the number one choice of consensus in the 2020 NFL Draft, but the Heisman Trophy winner assumes nothing.
“I have looked at the draft enough years to know that crazy things have happened”, Burrow told Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on Monday evening. ” I saw people walking in front of the camera, then the camera stays in their faces and all that I keep everything on the table. Honestly, I expect to be # 1, but I’m not positive about it. ”
The Cincinnati Bengals are positioned at No. 1 after finishing 2019 at 2-14.
The last quarterback to make it to Cincinnati in the first round was Carson Palmer in 2003. He became Pro Bowler three times with the Bengals, Oakland Raiders and Arizona Cardinals for 14 years in the league.
The expectations are higher for Burrow:
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QB1: Joe Burrow / NFL Ceiling: Aaron Rodgers
QB2: Ceiling Tua Tagovailoa / NFL: Drew Brees
QB3: Justin Herbert / NFL Ceiling: Carson Wentz
QB4: Jordan Love / NFL Ceiling: Josh Allen
QB5: Jalen Hurts / NFL Ceiling: Dak Prescott
QB6: Jacob Eason / NFL Ceiling: Derek Carr
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. @ Joe_Burrow10 had one of the greatest seasons in the history of college football.
▫️ National championship
▫️First season 15-0 in SEC history
OstMost Pass TD in one season in the history of FBS (60)
OstPlus TD responsible for a season in the history of FBS (65) https://t.co/jJ5ge9MGcr
Burrow finished last season with 5,671 yards, 60 touchdowns and six choices with a completion percentage of 76.3.
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