Chavous: Burrow Would Be Best Fit For Bengals

Joe Burrow might not be the top quarterback prospect in college football, but he could still go No. 1 in the NFL Draft

Taz and the Moose
November 14, 2019 - 9:55 am
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Joe Burrow has been the best quarterback in college football this season. He torched Alabama in Tuscaloosa and has four top-20 wins on his resume.

But is he the best NFL Draft prospect at the position?

“I don’t think you can make that conclusion,” CBS Sports college football analyst and founder Corey Chavous said on Taz & The Moose. “I do believe that what he’s done this year has put himself in an unbelievable position, and he has all the tools the next-level evaluators want to see. I think he has a lot of competition out there for the No. 1 spot.”

Including Oregon’s Justin Herbert, who is atop many draft boards.

“I know people have questioned maybe how much of a true alpha dog Justin Herbert is,” Chavous said. “But I’ve seen him play in person, and I’ve seen how his teammates kind of respond to him. I don’t know if he’s the leader or has the moxie that a Burrow has, but at the end of the day, I still think there are avenues of success for both quarterbacks at the next level in terms of being early round picks.”

Chavous also likes Tua Tagovailoa, Jalen Hurts and Jordan Love, among others. He called Tua “one of the better placement passers” in college football.

“For me, with him, it’s just durability,” Chavous said. “I think that’s the big question, as well as his size.”

If the NFL Draft were tonight, Chavous believes Burrow would be the first pick, especially with the Bengals drafting No. 1.

“I think he fits what (Zac) Taylor wants to do,” Chavous said. “I think Burrow would actually fit their system best.”