Joe Burrow, Chase Young and Jeff Okudah were teammates at Ohio State in 2017, and the trio made NFL draft history together on Thursday night:
As expected, the Cincinnati Bengals made reigning Heisman Trophy-winning LSU quarterback Joe Burrow the top overall selection before Washington snagged Young at No. 2. Okudah landed in Detroit at No. 3.
Young and Okudah further inked Ohio State in the record books:
Former Ohio State edge-rusher Nick Bosa went second overall to the San Francisco 49ers in 2019, and former Buckeye cornerback Denzel Ward went to the Cleveland Browns at No. 4 overall in 2018.
Burrow served as J.T. Barrett's backup at Ohio State in 2017 before announcing his transfer to LSU in May 2018. The 23-year-old was decent with 2,894 yards, 16 touchdowns and five interceptions on 57.8 percent completion in 2018 before producing one of the best collegiate quarterback campaigns of all time last year:
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.@Joe_Burrow10 had one of the greatest seasons in college football history. ▫️Heisman ▫️SEC Championship ▫️National Championship ▫️First 15-0 season in SEC history ▫️Most Pass TD in a season in FBS history (60) ▫️Most TD responsible for in a season in FBS history (65) https://t.co/jJ5ge9MGcr
Cole Cubelic @colecubelic
Joe Burrow 2019, All time single season rank: 76.3%- 2nd 60 Pass TD- 1st (27 vs AP top 10 teams) 65 total TD- 1st 5,671 yards- T-3rd 94.8 QBR- 2nd SEVEN defenses he faced finished top 40 in total defense Very real discussion for the greatest individual season in CFB history.
Young was just as dominant at Ohio State in 2019. The junior broke the program's all-time single-season sack record with 16.5 and paired that with seven forced fumbles and 21 tackles for loss across 12 games:
Okudah became the first OSU unanimous All-American cornerback before making more history on draft night:
The 21-year-old is bringing a lockdown mentality to Detroit, endorsed by LeBron James:
The 2020 NFL draft will continue through Saturday.