5 best LSU football players from the last 10 years

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LSU Football Joe Burrow
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Joe Burrow — QB (2018-19)

There’s no recency bias here. Joe Burrow deserves to be on this list and there’s no debate about it.

In just two years in Baton Rouge, Burrow set the school record for all-time passing touchdowns with 76.

76 touchdowns in two years. That’s ridiculous.

Not only did Burrow help lead LSU to a 15-0 season in 2019 — the greatest season ever by a college team — but he also lit up the stat sheet on the way to the national championship.

Burrow passed for 5,671 yards and 60 touchdowns as a redshirt senior. He threw only six interceptions while attempting 402 passes. He finished his LSU career No. 2 in all-time passing yards with 8,565. Burrow passed for over 400 yards on four occasions. Two of those occasions came in the College Football Playoff against Oklahoma and Clemson.

Those are mind-blowing numbers that don’t even make sense. Burrow elevated the play of everyone around him, as he proved to be one of the best leaders that college football has ever seen.

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No quarterback has ever been better on the big stage than Burrow. And that’s why he’ll be the top selection in the 2020 NFL Draft.