Young tipped to be latest Heisman QB to go No. 1

Bryce Young after winning the Heisman in 2021. Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

The National Football League draft begins in eight days, and Alabama's Bryce Young is now the runaway favorite (-1000) to be taken No. 1 overall by the Carolina Panthers.

Why it matters: If Young goes No. 1 as expected, he'll be the seventh Heisman-winning quarterback to do so in the past 14 drafts after just three such QBs did so in the previous 39.

  • 2010: Sam Bradford (2008 Heisman)
  • 2011: Cam Newton (2010)
  • 2015: Jameis Winston (2013)
  • 2018: Baker Mayfield (2017)
  • 2019: Kyler Murray (2018)
  • 2020: Joe Burrow (2019)
  • 2023: Young (2021)

In related news … Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud — who not so long ago was favored to go No. 1 — has now slipped behind Alabama LB Will Anderson Jr. and Kentucky QB Will Levis, who both have better odds to go No. 2.

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