Video: Joe Burrow high school highlights
See the projected No. 1 pick during his prep days.
Joe Burrow is likely to be the fourth Ohio high school football player to be selected No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft since 1990. This year's draft has a wrinkle because of the coronavirus pandemic, as it will be held virtually instead of in Las Vegas as originally planned.
The Athens (The Plains)
alum would join fellow Buckeye State products Orlando Pace (Sandusky), Ki-Jana Cater (Westerville South) and Dan Wilkinson (Dunbar). If Burrow goes with the top pick as projected, Ohio would put an end to three straight top picks from Texas.
With four No. 1 picks, Ohio would close the gap to one between the Lone Star State and California, which each own five top picks.
No. 1 Overall NFL Draft Picks since 1990 By State
JaMarcus Russell, QB, 2007, Williamson (Mobile)
Jameis Winston, QB, 2015, HueytownCalifornia
Keyshawn Johnson, WR, 1996, Dorsey (Los Angeles)
David Carr, QB, 2002, Stockdale (Bakersfield)
Carson Palmer, QB, 2003, Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita)
Alex Smith, QB, 2005, Helix (La Mesa)
Jared Goff, QB, 2016, Marin Catholic (Kentfield)Georgia
Cam Newton, QB, 2011, Westlake (Atlanta)Illinois
Russell Maryland, DL, 1991, Whitney Young (Chicago)Indiana
Jeff George, QB, 1990, Warren Central (Indianapolis)Kentucky
Tim Couch, QB, 1999, Leslie County (Hyden)Louisiana
Peyton Manning, QB, 1998, Newman (New Orleans)
Eli Manning, QB, 2004, Newman (New Orleans)Michigan
Jake Long, OL, 2008, Lapeer East (Lapeer)
Eric Fisher, OL, 2013, Stoney Creek (Rochester Hills)North Carolina
Mario Williams, DL, 2006, RichlandsOhio
Dan Wilkinson, DL, 1994, Dunbar (Dayton)
Ki-Jana Carter, RB, 1995, Westerville South (Westerville)
Orlando Pace, OL, 1997, SanduskyOklahoma
Sam Bradford, QB, 2010, Putnam City North (Oklahoma City)South Carolina
Courtney Brown, DL, 2000, Macedonia (Closed)
Jadeveon Clowney, DL, 2014, South Pointe (Rock Hill)Texas
Matthew Stafford, QB, 2009, Highland Park (Dallas)
Andrew Luck, QB, 2012, Stratford (Houston)
Myles Garrett, DE, 2017, Martin (Arlington)
Baker Mayfield, QB, 2018, Lake Travis (Austin)