With the NFL Draft roughly two months away, Bucky Brooks shared his positional rankings for this year’s top prospects. And, to the surprise of many, he didn’t rank Joe Burrow as his No. 1 quarterback.
Brooks actually ranked Tua Tagovailoa as the top quarterback available in the 2020 NFL Draft. The timing of this makes sense though, as the left-handed gunslinger recently received encouraging news regarding his hip injury.
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Tagovailoa underwent a CT scan on his hip. Tagovailoa’s fracture has healed and the “hip and its range of motion is good.”
The reason that Brooks is so confident in Tagovailoa is because of his accuracy and decision-making. In fact, he compared the Alabama quarterback to a future Hall of Famer.
Here’s what Brooks had to say, via NFL.com:
Tagovailoa is the most talented QB1 in the class with a game that’s eerily similar to a left-handed version of Drew Brees. Despite an injury history that could make some decision-makers pause, Tagovailoa’s A-plus arm talent, athleticism and intangibles make him an intriguing option as a franchise quarterback
Drew Brees is statistically the most accurate quarterback in NFL history. That alone should put into perspective how precise Tagovailoa is with the football.
Brooks also raved about Burrow and his playmaking ability, but it wasn’t enough to put the Heisman Trophy winner in the top spot on his big board.
Following Burrow on the list is Oregon’s Justin Herbert, who flashed serious potential during the Senior Bowl.
Do you think Burrow deserves the No. 1 spot on the list, or is Brooks right for having Tagovailoa at the top of his board?