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 How many #1 overall picks have been Heisman Trophy winners? 

Jay Berwanger,

 Tom Harmon,

Frank Sinkwich,

Angelo Bertelli,

Billy Cannon,

Ernie Davis,

Terry Baker,

Sam Bradford,

Jamies Winston,

Leon Hart,

Billy Sims,

Bo Jackson,

Vinny Testaverde,

Carson Palmer,

Cam Newton,

Jim Plunkett,

George Rogers,

OJ Simpson,

Earl Campell,

Paul Hornung. 

I count 20.....before yesterday.

 Browns made Baker Mayfield #21

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The following several Heisman Winners were Taken with the #2  overall pick of the draft:

Glenn Davis

Billy Vessels

John David Crow

Tony Dorsett

Mike Rozier

Reggie Bush

Robert Griffin III

Marcus Mariota

The following Heisman winners were take with the #3 overall pick of the draft:

Doc Blanchard

Doak Walker

Alan Ameche

Howard Cassaday

Steve Spurrier

Barry Sanders

The following Heisman Winners were taken with the #4 overall pick in the draft:

Davey O'Brien

Johhny Lujack

Desmond Howard

Charles Woodson

The following Heisman Winners were taken between picks #5 and Pick #10:

#5  Ricky Williams

#6 Tim Brown

#7 Johnny Lattner

#10 Matt Leinert

#10 Marcus Allen

 

 

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Draft Position....in numerical order or other Heisman Trophy Winners:

#11:  John Cappalleti    and Ron Dayne

#14  Eddie George

#18 Mike Garrett

#19 Steve Owens

#21 Rashaan Salaam

#22  Johnny Manziel

#24  Archie Griffin

#25 Johnny Rodgers; Tim Tebow

#27 Charles White

#28 Mark Ingram

#30 Gary Beban

#32 Lamar Jackson

These would have all been First Rounders in a  32 team draft.   (Beban would not have been 1st round at the time)

 

 

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Here are the draft pick order of the remaining Heisman Award Winners:

#40  Pat Sullivan

#45  Les Horvath;   and  Derrick Henry

#76 John Huarte.....but he was also #12 in the AFL draft

#79 Vic Janowiscz

#87 Larry Kelley

#95 Eric Crouch

#99 Danny Wuerffel

#106 Chris Weinke

#114 Herschel Walker

#119  Bruce Smith (1941)....another Bruce Smith almost 50 years later was picked #1

#129  Roger Staubach....but #122 in AFL draft.   (Military commitment)

#174 Troy Smith

#176  finger Kazmeir 

#192 Gino Torreta

#227 Joe Bellino....and #146 in AFL draft

#230  Ty Detmer

#285  Doug Flutie

 

 

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The Following Heisman Winners were not drafted for various reasons:

Nile Kinnick.    Went into the military while in college.  Was  Killed in Action

Clint Frank.  Also went into military during WWII.   When he came out he did not want to play football...went into business...never drafted

Pete Dawkins.  Went USMA, West Point.  Said no to playing football.  Became a Bridadier General

Charlie Ward.  Eschewed football for NBA career, ergo no team drafted him.

Jason White. Went undrafted because he just wasn't good enough.....and after some tryouts, and Canada and NFL Europe, never played in NFL. 

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4 hours ago, The Gipper said:

 How many #1 overall picks have been Heisman Trophy winners? 

Frank Sinkwich,

.....I count 20.....before yesterday.

 Browns made Baker Mayfield #21

My late father-in-law played football with him in Youngstown, Ohio way back when.

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1 minute ago, TexasAg1969 said:

Every time I think about Bo Jackson I think about what could have been. Greatest RB I ever saw play in person.

Incredible baseball player also. 

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