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Joe Burrow the odds-on favorite to go No. 1 overall

The Heisman Trophy winner could go No. 1 in the NFL Draft for the third straight year.

Quarterback Joe Burrow of the LSU Tigers winner of the 85th annual Heisman Memorial Trophy poses for photos on December 14, 2019 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images

The 2020 NFL Draft is still four months away, and right now, the more important date on the calendar is January 20, 2020. That day is the deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft. If they don’t declare by then, they have to wait until the 2021 NFL Draft — barring something rare that can get them into the Supplemental Draft.

College bowl season is officially upon us this week, with the first two kicking off on Friday. Buffalo and Charlotte square off in the Bahamas Bowl and Utah State and Kent State square off in the Frisco Bowl. Bowl season will not make or break draft stock, but it is one more piece of information NFL personnel will use to determine who they will invest in next April.

Heading into bowl season, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is the consensus No. 1 pick in mock drafts. Plenty can change, but it is hard to find anybody that doesn’t see the Cincinnati Bengals picking him No. 1 overall. Cincinnati has all but clinched the top spot and needs a quarterback of the future. It’s no surprise Burrow at -250 has the best odds at DraftKings Sportsbook to go No. 1 overall. Plenty can and will change in the 2020 NFL Draft, but Burrow seems to be a safe bet for the time being to go first.

Ohio State defensive end Chase Young could be a game-changing pass rusher in a league where getting to the quarterback is critical. Much like we saw last year with Nick Bosa, more than likely, only a player teams view as a potential franchise quarterback is going to go ahead of Young. Thus, he is next on the odds board at +225.

We get a pair of quarterbacks next in Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and Oregon’s Justin Herbert. If you play quarterback at a high level and are viewed as a first round prospect, you’re going to be in the discussion for the top QB-needy team. Tagovailoa would have been potentially a co-favorite with Burrow if not for his dislocated hip. If he continues to show progress in his return, it’s still possible he is at least the second quarterback off the board.

Here’s the full list of odds for college prospects to go No. 1 overall.

Joe Burrow -250
Chase Young +225
Tua Tagovailoa +1100
Justin Herbert +1400
Andrew Thomas +2500
Jeffrey Okudah +3300
Jacob Eason +5000
Jake Fromm +6600
Jordan Love +6600
Jerry Jeudy +8000
Jalen Hurts +8000
Tristan Wirfs +8000
Derrick Brown +10000
A.J. Epenesa +10000
Raekwon Davis +25000
Grant Delpit +25000
J.K. Dobbins +25000
Travis Etienne +25000
Tee Higgins +25000
CeeDee Lamb +25000
Dylan Moses +25000
Laviska Shenault Jr. +25000
Jonathan Taylor +25000
D’Andre Swift +25000