Joe Burrow NFL Draft Summer Preview

Despite being only a 3 Star Prospect that didn’t prevent a whose who of Midwest schools from offering him. But while he chose Ohio State he had to sit behind JT Barrett and couldn’t beat out Dwayne Haskins. Looking for playing time Burrow took his talents to Death Valley and has provided the Bayou Bengals with a steady presence with nearly 3,000 yards with 16 touchdowns and only 5 interceptions. Now entering his final college season Joe Burrow is looking to build off of last year and build up some NFL Draft momentum.

What Joe Burrow Does Well

At his best Joe Burrow is getting the ball out of his hands quick to make accurate short to intermediate throws. When in rhythm Burrow can hit his receivers on stride dinking and dunking the ball down the field to complement the Tigers strong running game. Burrow isn’t a dynamic athlete but he shows good pocket awareness and mobility to move around the pocket not to mention extend plays. But the biggest thing is Burrow isn’t going to put the offense in a bad spot by forcing a ball into traffic or into a bad read.

Concerns about Joe Burrow

There is a big reason that Burrow is so good and dinking and dunking and that’s because he lacks the arm talent to really drive the ball down the field. The further Burrow’s throws go down the field the more inconsistent he can get. Sure he can make a bucket throw down the sideline but the majority of his deeper throws are off target sailing over receivers heads or forcing them to have to make big adjustments.

Joe Burrow NFL Draft Outlook

Yes Burrow has been able to bring stability to the LSU offense but he’s nothing more than a game manager who lacks the arm talent to be a starter in the league. We’ve seen worse quarterbacks get drafted so there is a thought that with improvements he could find himself being selected on day three to a team that runs a West Coast style of offense that runs timing based routes.

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