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Joe Burrow

2020 Rookie Profile

School: Louisiana State
Year: Senior (RS)
Date of Birth: 12/10/1996
Drafted: Round 1, Pick 1 (1)
Team: Cincinnati Bengals

College Stats

Metrics and Measurables

Height6’3″ (53rd)
Weight221 lbs (44th)
Arm Length30 7/8″ (15th)
Hand Size9″ (8th)
40-Yard Dash
Vertical Jump
Broad Jump
3-Cone Drill
20-Yard Shuttle

Burst Score
Agility Score
Throw Velocity
Wonderlic Score34 (77th)
College QBR94.9 (99th)
Breakout Age21.7 (23rd)


0.468 (5th among 2020 QBs)

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Injury Risk

Low – Broken right hand (2017)

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Player Analysis

The Good

  • True leader of an offense
  • Very accurate and precise with passes
  • Smooth release, big arm with good touch
  • Good pocket presence, poised even with pressure, goes through progressions well
  • Can scramble well, is a smart runner 
  • Locates passes where only the receiver can make the catch
  • Willing to take hit to let play develop further
  • Very poised

The Bad

  • Under-throws some passes forcing receiver to hit the ground to make catch
  • Not particularly fast or elusive as runner
  • At times, gets aggressive and rips the ball into double coverage
  • Sometimes will try to elude pass rush and take sack rather than throw ball away
  • Skies some passes when trying to rip the ball to receiver

Overall Assessment

PRE-DRAFT: Burrow is very accurate, but his true talent is the precision of his passes. Where other quarterbacks are accurate enough to put the ball in the area of the receiver, Burrow puts the ball right where the receiver needs it to make a bigger play.  Couple this with his leadership and adequate mobility and he is my top quarterback for 2020 by a fair amount. His aggressiveness and desire to make plays can lead to some poor decisions and erratic passes. Burrow is someone that I am willing to draft late in the first of a 1QB if I need a quarterback and wouldn’t let him fall beyond the middle of the 2nd in any case.  He is my 1.01 in Superflex regardless of whether I have needs other than quarterback, or not.

POST-DRAFT: Burrow was selected by Cincinnati with the first overall pick.  Burrow will be starting for the Bengals from day one, now that they have cut Andy Dalton.  He is the one quarterback that you can feel comfortable being “the man” for 2020.  The Bengals have some weapons that will help Burrow during his rookie season, as well.  In Superflex leagues, Burrow is going in the top three picks of most rookie drafts.  In 1QB, you will need to grab him in the second round if you want him.

Player Comparison: Ryan Tannehill (more accurate)



  • Consensus Overall (1QB): 16.0
  • Consensus Overall (SF): 1.2
  • Consensus Overall (NPLB): 1.0
  • Consensus QB: 1.0
  • Analyst QB: 1


  • Consensus Overall (1QB): 16.0
  • Consensus Overall (SF): 1.8
  • Consensus Overall (NPLB): 1.0
  • Consensus QB: 1.0
  • Analyst QB: 1

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