One of the biggest debates heading into the NFL Draft is which prospect is better: Joe Burrow or Tua Tagovailoa? Well, NFL insider Matt Miller doesn’t believe there really should be that much to argue.
Burrow is coming off arguably the best season in the history of college football. The Heisman Trophy winner threw for 5,671 yards and 60 touchdowns. His rise from game manager to playmaker is the main reason that LSU won the national championship.
As for Tagovailoa, there’s no denying that he’s been one of the best quarterbacks in college football over the past two seasons. However, Miller doesn’t think anyone at the NFL Combine sees Tagovailoa as a better prospect than Burrow.
“I have not found a person that actually believes Tua is a better quarterback prospect than Joe Burrow,” Miller said. “He’s a little bit smaller and he has significant injury history – not just the hip, but two ankle injuries as well. That’s reason for concern.”
According to B/R’s @nfldraftscout, nobody at the combine thinks Tua is a better prospect than Joe Burrow ♨️
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Both quarterbacks are projected to go in the top five of the upcoming NFL draft.
It would’ve been interesting to see how scouts ranked Burrow and Tagovailoa if the latter didn’t suffer a season-ending hip injury this past season.
Most projections have the Cincinnati Bengals taking Burrow with the first pick. Things get a little tricky after that, especially since it’s unclear if the Washington Redskins or Detroit Lions want to select Tagovailoa.
Even when the draft comes to an end, the debate surrounding Burrow and Tagovailoa will probably last for years.