Joe Burrow just had arguably the greatest season in college football history and is widely considered a lock to go No. 1 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. But as a prospect, he's not without a few big question marks. So one NFL analyst decided to put those questions out into the open.
In an NFL.com scouting report, NFL reporter Tom Pelissero identified two questions that scouts have mentioned most often. Both questions center on the massive improvement he saw over the last two years.
The first question for Burrow was "Can his rapid rise continue at the NFL level?" Considering the offensive explosion that Burrow had from 2018 to 2019 - 16 touchdowns to 60, among others - it's certainly worth wondering which of the two is a closer representation of his actual talent.
The second question Pelissero found was "How's his arm?" Much like the touchdown question, Burrow saw his accuracy increase from 58- to 76-percent in just one year. But scouts apparently rank his actual arm strength as about average.
It's worth noting that Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa had a higher yards per attempt and adjusted yards per attempt in each of the last three years.
Ultimately, Burrow may not have to answer those questions in order to go in the first-round - let alone first overall.
He's one of the most popular athletes in America right now, an Ohio-native, and a proven winner in big moments.
The Cincinnati Bengals hold the No. 1 overall pick and may wind up picking him just to avoid a potential fan backlash for not picking him.
But we've seen some pretty strange things happen on Draft Day. The sooner Burrow does answer the questions about his arm strength and growth, the better off he'll be.