Jared Goff makes it three consecutive No. 1 picks with a ‘J’ first name

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Jared Goff of Cal was selected with the No. 1 overall pick and joins a long list of first-round picks to be drafted with their first-name starting with the letter "J."

The first-ever player drafted No. 1 overall in 1936 started the trend with Jay Beranger of Chicago. 

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Goff makes it three in a row for the letter "J" over the last three years, which no other letter has accomplished.

Check out the list below:

1936: Jay Berwanger, Chicago

1971: Jim Plunkett, Stanford

1983: John Elway, Stanford

1990: Jeff George, Illinois

2007: JaMarcus Russell, LSU

2008: Jake Long, Michigan

2014: Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina

2015: Jameis Winston, Florida State

2016: Jared Goff, Cal

Here's to hoping Goff has a career more like Elway than Russell.

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