Joe Burrow is coming off arguably the greatest passing season in college football history, and it’s widely believed that he’ll be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. At the NFL Scouting Combine this week, Burrow is going to be under a microscope as teams try to weed out his weaknesses. But some scouts have found that Burrow might be one of the best prospects in nearly a decade.
According to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report, NFL personnel are praising Burrow more than other top prospects. Some are reportedly saying that Burrow is a “transformational player.”
Freeman noted that the last prospect to get as much praise as Burrow is now was Andrew Luck, who went No. 1 to the Colts in 2012. The icing on the cake was a statement from one AFC official, who reportedly said this: “If I had a son, I’d love for him to be like Joe.”
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a stronger statement from anyone about a single player.
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Burrow completed 76.3-percent of his passes for 5,671 yards and 60 touchdowns en route to a 15-0 record and a national title with LSU this past year.
Those numbers, along with his Ohio roots, make him an appealing target for the Cincinnati Bengals.
We’ll see plenty more of Joe Burrow through the NFL Combine. But for now, it certainly looks like his stock is rising higher and higher.
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