Former Pro-Bowl DB DeAngelo Hall had the worst take imaginable about Joe Burrow before 2020 NFL Draft

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On Sunday morning, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the Miami Dolphins were willing to sell the farm to the Cincinnati Bengals for the No. 1 overall selection (which was Joe Burrow) in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Cincinnati, of course, declined the Dolphins’ offer (which was at least all three of their first-round picks in the 2020 NFL Draft).

It’s apparent from Cincinnati’s rejection of Miami’s offer — and the Dolphins’ boldness to make the offer in the first place — that franchises viewed Burrow, a former LSU football superstar — as a “sure thing” in the NFL.

Most NFL analysts seemed united in their view of Burrow as a future star in the NFL.

Not every analyst, however, thought Burrow was a sure thing.

Former NFL Pro-Bowl defensive back had a terrible Joe Burrow take in 2020

DeAngelo Hall, a former three-time Pro-Bowler, didn’t think the Bengals needed to draft Burrow.

Instead, Hall thought Cincinnati should take Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

That’s an absurd suggestion. It was absurd in 2020 before we know how Burrow’s skills would translate to the NFL. It’s even more absurd now that Tua looks like a total bust (rough times for Dolphins fans).

What’s even worse is Hall’s reasoning at the time. He felt like Burrow wasn’t a good pick at No. 1 simply because he lost a quarterback battle at Ohio State to Dwayne Haskins.

I’m sorry, what does that have to do with Burrow’s abilities as a quarterback? Has Hall never heard of Tom Brady?

Brady was a backup quarterback to Brian Griese his first two years at Michigan.

I don’t think that had an adverse effect on Brady’s career. And it’s not on Burrow’s career.

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This is a take that I’m certain Hall would love to have back.