Former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow is expected to be the top selection in the 2020 NFL Draft.
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is undoubtedly going to be the first player selected in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Most draft pundits agree that Burrow is the type of player that could change the trajectory of a franchise.
There are still some folks, however, who think Burrow is being overhyped a bit.
Miami Herald reporter Armando Salguero is one of the people who think Burrow is good, but maybe not great.
Salguero has been reporting recently that the Miami Dolphins are interested in trading for Burrow. On Monday, Salguero wrote that Miami shouldn’t give up multiple picks to land Burrow.
Here’s his explanation:
Burrow was very good in 2019. And he’s a very good quarterback prospect.
But he’s not Andrew Luck. He’s not John Elway. He’s not Peyton Manning.
He lit up the NCAA for one year and that was entertaining but he didn’t do it three years, or two years. He has a good arm. But not a great arm. Tell you the truth, the thing I like most about him is his confidence and lack of fear which impress me more than his physical gifts.
Salguero isn’t wrong about Burrow not being the most physically gifted quarterback in the draft — even Burrow knows that’s the case.
But I think it would be silly to get too caught up in combine numbers and arm strength. We’ve seen plenty of physically gifted quarterbacks fail in the NFL. And we’ve seen plenty of quarterbacks with “limitations” have immense success.
Plus, it’s not like Burrow can’t make NFL throws. In fact, he has enough arm to squeeze the ball into tight windows. And his anticipation on his throws is absolutely elite.
Just check out this throw from LSU’s win against Mississippi State.
Joe Burrow is disgusting. pic.twitter.com/9sptVWMGWY
— Brett Kollmann (@BrettKollmann) March 23, 2020
Burrow put that ball where only Justin Jefferson could catch it. The defender was blanketing Jefferson, but Burrow still threw a perfectly placed ball. That’s an Aaron Rodgers type throw.
You don’t throw for 5,671 yards and 60 touchdowns in the SEC unless you have elite abilities.
It’s clear from that throw, and those numbers, that Burrow could be in the same conversation as Luck, Elway and Manning.