Mel Kiper Jr. makes interesting NFL comparison for LSU star QB Joe Burrow
LSU QB Joe Burrow has become an absolute star this season, and is even starting to draw some consideration for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
On Monday night, ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. joined “Monday Night Countdown” and spent some time talking about Burrow.
He compared Burrow’s skill set to former Dallas Cowboys QB (and current CBS broadcaster) Tony Romo (via 247Sports):
“Burrow has ascended way up the board,” Kiper said. “He reminds me a lot of Tony Romo with his delivery and the way he manipulates the pocket. But Joe Brady has made Joe Burrow the player that he is, coming from the Saints with that new offense and all of the sudden Joe Burrow is a top 10 guy.”
That’s an interesting comparison. Romo had a successful career with the Cowboys, though he never won a Super Bowl.
Romo was an undrafted free agent in 2003. Burrow has a chance to go No. 1 overall. That could be one major difference in their careers.