On April 23, the Cincinnati Bengals drafted Joe Burrow with the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft. Many saw this coming, as many experts had this in their mock drafts since day one.
Even when chatter came about that the Miami Dolphins were talking to the Bengals about trading up for the first pick, many did not believe that smoke screen.
The Dolphins ultimately took Tua Tagovailoa with their fifth overall pick. Many see these guys as the top one and two overall players in the draft, but who will come out on top when it’s all said and done?
During the 2019 college football season, Joe Burrow took the season by storm and won the Heisman Trophy and the National Championship.
Tagovailoa, on the other hand, played exceptionally well and many people saw him as the first pick in the draft until he got hurt.
His hip injury during the season had teams concerned, and ultimately made him slip to fifth instead of first.
Now, seeing where they landed and their teams’ circumstances, who will be the best pro? The quarterbacks in the NFL see longevity if they are accurate, and do not turn the ball over.
Joe Burrow threw a nation-leading 77.6 per cent completion rating, compared to Tagovailoa’s 71 per cent, and Burrow had 60 touchdowns to six interceptions.
Burrow is accurate, can throw the ball all over the field, and has a swagger no one else in this draft has.
Cincinnati also has more weapons than Miami, as crazy as that sounds. The 2-14 Bengals have a pro bowler in AJ Green at wide receiver, and Joe Mixon for running back to help the rookie.
Other wide receivers and tight ends on that roster are young and have potential, and adding Burrow to the mix will only help them.
Also, when comparing Burrow to Tagovailoa, the injury factor does come into play as well. Burrow was healthy all year and came into the draft unlike Tagovailoa and the hip questions.
Burrow will take over the league this year and for many years, and we will look back at this draft and see Joe Burrow as the best player from this year’s draft class.