Trevor Lawrence is a better NFL prospect than Joe Burrow


You know it is getting close to NFL Draft time when experts start giving out ridiculous hot takes about the current crop of potential NFL draftees.

This year is no different. ESPN NFL Draft analyst, Mel Kiper Jr, told Rich Eisen that he would draft Joe Burrow over Trevor Lawrence in any draft, but especially this one.

"“It’s impossible, Rich, to overlook his greatness this year,” he said. “Look at the competition he faced. And think about this, the pressure he was under, to get the Heisman Trophy and then have to go out and, all eyes on you, expectations through the roof. This was championship or bust for LSU and to go out and struggle early—and remember, Clemson looked like they had the answers. Then you get into the second quarter, and from that point on, it was lights out.”"

There is no doubt that Joe Burrow had the greatest one year in college football history, he had a better year than former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton in 2010. But that is all Burrow had in his college football career, one good year.

It is quite comical that everyone is willingly overlooking the fact that he was unable to beat out J.T. Barrett and Dwayne Haskins at Ohio State and was forced to transfer in order to play. People like Kiper are also willing to overlook the terrible first year he had at LSU when he threw just 16 touchdowns in 13 games and completed less than 58 percent of his passes.

More importantly, Burrow is older than the current NFL MVP, Lamar Jackson. Take nothing away from Joe Burrow, but it took him five years in college to have a good season.

Meanwhile, at 20 years old, Trevor Lawrence is 24-1 as a starter and is on pace to leave college football Top 10 in passing and Top 5 all-time in passing touchdowns. His one bad game happens to come against LSU in a national title where Clemson played as bad as they could and LSU could not have played better, yet with the exception of seven minutes in the second quarter, the teams were even.

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There is a huge quarterback talent issue in the NFL and for every general manager or head coach that would agree that Joe Burrow is a better prospect than Trevor Lawrence, it becomes more and more obvious why this problem exists.