Joe Burrow won’t have to go too far.
It’s just a short two and a half hour drive from where he went to high school — in The Plains, Ohio — to Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.
On Thursday night, the Bengals made the LSU quarterback the top selection in the 2020 NFL Draft. The selection makes the Heisman Trophy winner the third player — and second quarterback — out of LSU to be taken No. 1 overall, joining halfback Billy Cannon (1960) and fellow QB JaMarcus Russell (2007).
Burrow was just one of many national champion Tiger players to be selected out of the 32 round one picks.
Outside linebacker/EDGE K’Lavon Chaisson was snagged by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the 20th pick, with receiver Justin Jefferson being grabbed by the Minnesota Vikings just two picks later.
Linebacker Patrick Queen went to the Baltimore Ravens at 26 while the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs rounded out the round at No. 32 by selecting running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
Plenty more Tigers are poised to be selected as Day 2 of the draft gets underway at 6 p.m. central time tonight.
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