Bengals take Heisman winner Joe Burrow 1st overall

LSU's Heisman trophy winner and National Champion quarterback, Joe Burrow, was selected first overall by the Cincinnati Bengals.

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April 24, 2020 - 3:51 PM

Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers celebrates defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 46-41 at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Nov. 9, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/TNS

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow’s next challenge is daunting: return to his home state and resurrect the woebegone Bengals. Given what he’s accomplished, he’s not lacking in confidence.

Cincinnati took the Heisman Trophy winner first overall in the NFL draft Thursday night, a move expected by everyone, including Burrow. The national title winner at LSU has spent weeks fielding questions about going to a franchise synonymous with futility.

He knows exactly what he’s getting into.

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