Cam Newton joins fascinating list of No. 1 draft picks to play in Boston

Dave Green
NBC Sports Boston

Assuming Cam Newton suits up and plays for the Patriots, he'll become the team's fourth quarterback drafted number one overall, three of them Heisman Trophy winners.

Each of New England's five major teams have had multiple number one picks over the years, though most of them arrived later in their careers.

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The Red Sox, for instance, have never owned the top overall draft pick, while the last time the Celtics actually made a pick at No. 1 was in 1950, when they drafted Chuck Share with the first pick in the first NBA Draft... and then he never played a single game as a Celtic.

So here's a look at the number one picks who have played for the Patriots, Celtics, Red Sox, Bruins, and Revs, presented in order of when they made their Boston/New England debuts. (No, we're not counting Anthony Bennett playing for the Red Claws in 2017-18.)

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