Joe Burrow has been red hot in the Bengals training camp.
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft has showed off his uber-accurate throw on more than one occasion. However, we all knew his accuracy wasn’t going to be a problem as he compiled almost 6,000 passing yards his last season Louisiana State.
What many did think might be an issue is his arm strength. Can he connect the deep ball? Pro Football Focus was one of the most notable to call out Burrow for potentially lacking a cannon of an arm.
When asked what about Burrow may not live up to expectations, PFF analyst responded with “I think it’s his arm strength. He does not have Josh Allen, Justin Herbert level cannon attached to his right arm. But I do think it actually showed up on the football field, some of those limitations.” Don’t tell second-round pick Tee Higgins that.
Being throw to by Trevor Lawrence, the projected No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Higgins praised Burrow strengths and taken off guard by just how strong his arm appears to be.
“The first time he threw a ball, it was a bullet. It shocked me,” Higgins said about Burrow according to ESPN’s Ben Baby.
After stellar performance after performance at the collegiate level, it was obvious Burrow’s talent could transcend the change to the NFL, and if his arm strength does as well, the NFL needs to be on notice for its next great young quarterback.
“But the biggest takeaway for Bengaldom is in the last two days Burrow has looked every bit the overall No. 1 pick and has had veteran defenders shaking their heads,” Bengals.com’s Geoff Hobson wrote.
This is music to the ears as only praise has come out about Burrow since training camp has begun.