Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa or Trevor Lawrence? Dabo Swinney explains his pick between the 3
Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa are soon to be NFL quarterbacks.
Burrow will likely become the first pick to the Cincinnati Bengals, while questions surround Tagovailoa’s ability to stay healthy leading into the NFL Draft later this month. However, for Tagovailoa, it takes just 1 team to trade up and get him early. Trevor Lawrence, however, is coming back for his junior season at Clemson, as he’ll have to wait another year before becoming draft eligible. He’ll likely become the first pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was asked Thursday who he’d take between Burrow and Lawrence, assuming Lawrence was eligible. He explained his answer, including discussion on Tagovailoa.
“I’m always going to choose my guy (Lawrence). I’m biased. When Deshaun Watson was coming out I thought he should’ve been the No. 1 pick,” Swinney said, via The State’s Matt Connolly. That was my opinion then. That doesn’t mean I’m right. But I’m always biased towards my guys and love my guys.
“I’ll tell you what, Joe Burrow is an unbelievable player. I was so impressed with him. I was very impressed with him getting ready for the game. But after the game, watching him live, I mean he’s a special talent,” Swinney said. “And then I’m a Tua fan. I love Tua. I’m on record with that. People can worry about whatever they wanna worry about, I wouldn’t pass up on Tua. I think he is a big time winner. He’s a great person, a great teammate. I think those are both great, unbelievable guys.”
Swinney had a front row seat to Burrow shredding Clemson’s defense to the tune of 463 passing yards and 5 touchdowns in the national championship game.