The 2020 NFL Draft is a fun one at the quarterback position. Where will these star signal-callers land? We try to predict the future.
The 2020 NFL Draft is loaded at the quarterback position, and we could see upwards of five or six players at the position selected in the first round.
At this point in time, the only player with a pretty spotless resumé going into the draft season is LSU’s Joe Burrow, who is fresh off of what might be the best season for a quarterback in college football history.
Behind Burrow, though, is plenty of intrigue. In this post, we’re going to try to predict landing spots for Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert, Jordan Love, Jacob Eason, and Jake Fromm, the players most widely considered to be first-round prospects (if even on the fringe) at this point.
Burrow is undoubtedly going first overall to the Cincinnati Bengals barring some kind of shocking development, so we can start this post right there.
Prediction: 1st overall to Bengals
Burrow’s senior season with LSU was unlike anything I have ever really seen from a college quarterback.
On his way to winning the Heisman Trophy and National Championship, Burrow completed 76.3 percent of his passes for 5,671 yards, an NCAA-record 60 touchdowns, and just six interceptions.
He also added five touchdowns as a runner and had seven rushing touchdowns last year as well.
Burrow’s progression through college (started his collegiate career at Ohio State) has been remarkable from a development standpoint and what the Bengals appear to be getting here is a big-game quarterback who thrives under pressure, not only intangible pressure but actually when under pressure from defenders.
Burrow’s escape-ability was second-to-none this past year, and he picked apart all different types of coverage with all different types of throws.
He was not just a product of a system or the benefactor of tons of talent around him. Burrow elevated LSU in many ways and the Bengals will hope he can do the same.