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NFL Draft

2020 Rookie Breakout Bracket Winner: Joe Burrow

  • The Draft Network
  • September 9, 2020
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The 2020 NFL Draft class will soon take the field for their new teams for the very first time. But, as we continue to forge toward the kickoff of the 2020 NFL season, which rookies are best aligned to make a big impact this season? TDN's scouting staff overviewed each of the best positioned rookies on each NFL roster and pulled together our top-32 rookies for the upcoming season and placed them into a bracket.

We hosted a tournament powered by Panini where you, the fans, got to vote on who the favorite was to be the biggest breakout rookie of the 2020 season. You can check out our 64-rookie watchlist here, but you voted and chose Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow as the winner!

Burrow defeated three running backs to get to the finals, A.J. Dillon, Cam Akers, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire. He matched up against underdog Baltimore Ravens linebacker Patrick Queen, who used a strong social media push to best Jordyn Brooks in the opening round, upset Isiah Simmons in Round 2, and defeat Jeff Okudah in the semi-finals.

The championship round finished with the second-closest margin of any matchup, with Burrow eking out a 50.2%-49.8% victory.

Luckily for us, we will actually get to see these two former LSU Tigers square off against one another in real life twice a year for presumably a long time to come. But in this contest, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft takes home the prize as the fan-voted TDN/Panini Breakout Rookie.

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