Is there any doubt that LSU football’s Joe Burrow is going to be a star in the NFL?
Another day, another sign that LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow is going to be an elite NFL player.
At this point, there’s no doubt that Burrow is going to be the top selection in the 2020 NFL Draft.
And barring a shocking trade, he’ll be heading back to Ohio, where he attended high school, to play for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Thanks to an incredible 2019 season that saw Burrow put up ridiculous, unheard of numbers, the former LSU star is considered a “can’t miss prospect”.
Production, leadership, killer instinct, confidence. Burrow has it all.
And he also has the brain to go along with all of those attributes.
According to The Athletic, Burrow scored a 34 on the wonderlic test at the combine. That was the third highest score among quarterbacks, behind Iowa’s Nate Stanley (40) and Georgia’s Jake Fromm (35).
Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa scored a 13, while Oregon’s Justin Herbert scored a 25.
Wonderlic scores aren’t always indicative of how well a quarterback will fare in the NFL.
Brad Kaaya scored a 34 in 2017 and he hasn’t exactly set the NFL on fire. Deshaun Watson, however, scored a 20 and he’s one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL. Lamar Jackson only scored a 13 in 2018 and he was just named NFL MVP this past season. Other notable scores for NFL quarterbacks: Patrick Mahomes (24), Ben Roethlisberger (25), Drew Brees (28), Tom Brady (33) and Aaron Rodgers (35).
The wonderlic is essentially just another tool for teams to use to evaluate players. Teams obviously want to see a high score.
Though at this point, I’m not sure the Bengals need to see anything else from Burrow. They already know he’s the real deal. Any positive information gleaned since the combine is just a bonus.
Burrow is going to be a stud in the NFL and I can’t wait to watch him play on Sundays (hopefully this fall, depending on the coronavirus….fingers crossed).