Joe Burrow put the finishing touches on arguably the best season in the history of college football with a win over Clemson in the national championship. Next stop for the Heisman Trophy winner is the NFL Draft.
Burrow threw for 5,671 passing and 60 touchdowns this past season. Many scouts believe he’s the top quarterback prospect heading into the draft.
The Cincinnati Bengals will be the first team on the board, and the consensus around the league is that Burrow would be the ideal fit for their franchise.
Well, it appears the Bengals may agree with that idea.
Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan couldn’t help but rave about the LSU signal-caller.
Here’s what Callahan had to say, via the team’s official website:
“He’s got natural pocket feel. He feels it,” Callahan said. “It seems like he never takes his eyes off down the field. He extends the play really, really well. He’s a lot faster than you might assume when you see him running away from all those SEC guys. He’s got incredible up-field accuracy. The ball hardly ever hits the ground in a game, which is rare. He just naturally puts the ball in places where those guys can make plays.”
Quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt also had a positive review on Burrow, saying he’s a player that “checks off a lot of boxes” in the evaluation process.
It would make sense for the Bengals to select the Ohio native in the upcoming draft. However, the front office might want to keep their decision close to the vest until April.
Regardless of where he lands, the future is bright for Burrow.