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Being selected at the top of the NFL draft is a “blessing and a curse,” said Carson Palmer, a former No. 1 overall pick, as quarterbacks who have known nothing but winning and adoration often join organizations unlikely to contend for a Super Bowl right away.

Palmer, who was drafted by the struggling Cincinnati Bengals in 2003, said quarterbacks like Trevor Lawrence, widely expected to go No. 1 this year, will need to get used to the unfamiliar feeling of failure and the finger-pointing that comes with it.

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