The Cincinnati Bengals have started off 0-4 and may opt to bring in a new quarterback to officially usher in the Zac Taylor-era. While that’s still very speculative, we do know that Cincinnati’s Duke Tobin was in attendance for the LSU-Utah State matchup.
Yahoo Sports’ Eric Edholm noted that it wasn’t just Tobin there in-person to watch the star quarterback put on a show. There were numerous scouts from an array of teams that may be looking quarterback as their first option in 2020.
NFL scouts here at Utah State-LSU, many of whom are here to see QBs Joe Burrow & Jordan Love:— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) October 5, 2019
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Louisiana State absolutely destroyed Utah State, as was expected. They were actually only up 7-6 at the end of the first yet went on to win by a whopping 36, a final score of 42-6.
As for the two quarterbacks, one impressed while one was absolutely smothered. From the scoreline, you can probably guess which is which.
Jordan Love, an NFL prospect already drawing “buzz,” had six interceptions all last season. He threw three against LSU. That was the demise of Utah State.
On the other side of the field was Joe Burrow, another NFL-ready quarterback. He threw for five touchdowns and just one interception. He also was able to record 344 yards, almost triple that of Love.
According to Yahoo Sports, Burrow is the first LSU quarterback to throw for 300-plus yards in four straight games. However, he’s not projected to be one of the best quarterbacks coming out in 2020.
That’s not to say his stock won’t rise tremendously as he’s battling in the NCAA’s toughest conference, the SEC. Draft Wire’s Luke Easterling recently projected Burrow to be the fourth quarterback taken and the No. 21 overall pick in the draft.
In attendance, it’ll be interesting how Tobin rates Burrow after seeing him absolutely dominant a clearly inferior Utah State team.