Mel Kiper Jr. has moved Joe Burrow up to No. 1 on his list of quarterback prospects for the 2020 NFL Draft ahead of Tea Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert.
Burrow is the Heisman Trophy favorite and had an excellent performance at Alabama last week.
"Yes. There's no question in my mind," wrote Kiper when asked if he could be picked No. 1 overall. "In fact, when I unveil my updated Big Board rankings in a couple of weeks, I'm going to have Burrow ahead of Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert as the top-ranked quarterback for the 2020 draft. I had already moved up Burrow to No. 6 overall before Saturday's game, but I was waiting to see what he did against Bama before I pulled the trigger to make him No. 1. I'm ready to make the call now.
"How could anyone watch that game and say otherwise? He has all the tools to be an elite NFL quarterback, from size to accuracy and touch to athleticism. What I like most about Burrow is that he's ultra-competitive while staying calm and collected. He didn't blink against a loaded Crimson Tide defense. I've made the comparison to Tony Romo before, and I'm sticking with it. Throw out Burrow's numbers from last season and focus on the improvement in 2019. This is a great quarterback prospect."