Colin Cowherd on Joe Burrow: 'He's not a great prospect, he's a great story'
Colin Cowherd isn’t budging from his take on Joe Burrow. Despite the LSU quarterback throwing for over 5,000 yards and 60 touchdowns while leading the Tigers to an undefeated season and a national championship, the FOX Sports radio host isn’t buying stock in the quarterback.
Throughout the college football season, Cowherd never bought into the hype surrounding Burrow, even though the LSU gunslinger was the talk of the year. And now that Burrow is projected to be the No. 1 overall pick, Cowherd is doubling down on some of his prior comments.
Cowherd says that people have gotten caught up in Burrow’s story, and are allowing that aspect to overshadow his concerns. In one instance, Cowherd referred to Burrow’s small hands (which measured nine inches) has an issue in the NFL.
“Why do you think they test this stuff?” Cowherd said. “We know that Joe Burrow is a decent athlete, not special. He now has small hands and he’s got an average arm, not great.
“Let’s just be honest about it: Joe Burrow is a good prospect. He’s not a great prospect. He’s a great story and the media loves stories. …It is remarkable to me when we dismiss stuff that matters. It all matters. Arm, maturity, wonderlic, hand size, it’s all college productivity, coachability. It’s all something It all matters.”
Cowherd went on to praise Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and how he’s handling the medical situation heading into the NFL Draft.
Burrow is expected to be the No. 1 overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft. While he’s attending the combine this week for interviews, measurements and medical exams, he will not be throwing or working out during drills.
You can view Cowherd’s full comments on Burrow below:
"Joe Burrow is not a great prospect. He's a great story… It is remarkable to me when we dismiss stuff that matters. Arm, maturity, wonderlic, hand size. It all matters." — @ColinCowherd pic.twitter.com/FN3zcqiLi8
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) February 25, 2020