In 1989, Four of the First 5 Picks in the NFL Draft Ended Up in the Hall of Fame

Tim Kelly
April 23, 2020 - 12:12 pm

Thursday, former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is expected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. He - and at least three other players selected in the top five - will need to have illustrious NFL careers to top the 1989 NFL Draft, which occurred on this day 21 years ago.

While the Green Bay Packers swung and missed on offensive tackle Tony Mandarich at pick No. 2, four-fifths of the top five picks in the 1989 NFL Draft class ultimately ended up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Let's take a look back at one of the most top-heavy drafts in NFL history:

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