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I had this debate in my head yesterday and for the first time ever I can't decide. I kept going back and forth. Speaking objectively, who would you take? No question Joe has a great year. Numbers don't lie. He seems to be NFL ready due to the fact he benefited from having Joe Brady. Burrow has a quick release, great touch on the ball, and pocket awareness. But you can't deny Lawrence is real good himself. He destroyed Alabama last year as a freshman. He came up big this year in the playoffs. And in the first quarter, I thought he played better than Burrow. He is the type of quarterback that at any given moment he will win it for you. Both players are tall. Lawrence seems to have a stronger arms but not as accurate as Burrow. Given Burrow now and Lawrence next year with experience, who would you take now? To me I just can't decide.
 
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You can't discount the CFB national championship in Burrow's head to head with Lawrence. One guy had the killer instinct and the determination to win no matter what. The other guy threw the ball into the dirt or into the stands. One guy focused, the other confused and apathetic. Joe Burrow all day over Trevor Lawrence.

Trevor beat Alabama because he's talented but was a freshman kid without any concept of what pressure was. Since that game the expectations were on as was the pressure and he had the chance to show he was the greatest college prospect of all time (since he was annointed that be every sports reporter on Earth) and he blinked. Trevor is very talented and is very marketable and beloved by the media, but he lacks the killer instinct to be at a certain level. He's not even the best Clemson QB, I'd take DeShaun Watson in college over Trevor Lawrence any day. And Watson took that competitiveness and killer instinct straight to the NFL.
 

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Burrow and it is not even close NOW.

I can't predict the future.

Jeaux has it all.

Look at Trevor's inability to get the ball in a tight window.

Look at Trevor's OVER THROWS in abundance.

And Jeaux not only thoroughly outplayed Trevor last night, Jeaux did it UNDER PRESSURE for a lot of the game. (much more than Trevor had pressure.)
 
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Completely unbiased opinion here (I typically only watch CFB footage leading up to the draft), but Burrow all day. He was getting hit and didn't get flustered. He was throwing the ball into tight spaces, throwing guys open, and was determined to win. Lawrence had the game on the line and threw a pass into the dirt. Not even counting all the high balls that he was lucky didn't turn into interceptions. I just didn't see a killer instinct, but having said all that, Lawrence is young and still has room to improve. He's got a lot of time to improve and I think he will.
 

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I'm not an LSU guy, but Joe Burrow is an absolute killer. Trevor has sky high potential, but what Burrow did this year was absurd.
 

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It depends on the team. There’s no wrong answer to be honest. I mean any team would be happy with either guy. Lawerence is younger and has a freakish physical profile while Burrow has some of the most advanced IQ coming into the draft. I don’t think age is a factor here because a guy like Burrow should be able to play well into his 30s while a guy like Lawerence will have to learn how to protect himself and develop as a pocket passer before his body breaks down from all the nasty hits he takes when he runs.
 

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It depends on the team. There’s no wrong answer to be honest. I mean any team would be happy with either guy. Lawerence is younger and has a freakish physical profile while Burrow has some of the most advanced IQ coming into the draft. I don’t think age is a factor here because a guy like Burrow should be able to play well into his 30s while a guy like Lawerence will have to learn how to protect himself and develop as a pocket passer before his body breaks down from all the nasty hits he takes when he runs.
? They both run and put themselves at risk.
 

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? They both run and put themselves at risk.
One learned how to slide and avoid taking big hits while the other has a habit of leaving himself open to taking hits. Lawrence is a huge target in the open field and he’s not a runner who looks to avoid taking hits in the open field.
 

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Everyone in this thread says they are not bias but the homerism is clear. I think both are as close can't miss prospects as you're going to find. Burrow is a 25 yr old grad student, so he has a litlle more maturity than Trevor. What he went through at OSU clearly helped his development and will to win. Trevor beat Bama as a a freshman but it took Deshaun two times to say that. They're both are going to have uphill climbs because of the teams they're going to.
 

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How much of the IT factor can you learn? Experience wise they both have started the same number of seasons.... While one has been spoiled as a great QB and the other been told not good enough.... Can the throws or BAD throws TL made actually coachable to correct that? Or failures like last night something that he will learn from or just go into a dismal disbelief like what we have witnessed with Newton after his Super Bowl loss??
 

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Everyone in this thread says they are not bias but the homerism is clear. I think both are as close can't miss prospects as you're going to find. Burrow is a 25 yr old grad student, so he has a litlle more maturity than Trevor. What he went through at OSU clearly helped his development and will to win. Trevor beat Bama as a a freshman but it took Deshaun two times to say that. They're both are going to have uphill climbs because of the teams they're going to.
25? Get your facts right before calling other folks bias.
 

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One learned how to slide and avoid taking big hits while the other has a habit of leaving himself open to taking hits. Lawrence is a huge target in the open field and he’s not a runner who looks to avoid taking hits in the open field.
He can learn, he's a true sophomore.
 
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You can't discount the CFB national championship in Burrow's head to head with Lawrence. One guy had the killer instinct and the determination to win no matter what. The other guy threw the ball into the dirt or into the stands. One guy focused, the other confused and apathetic. Joe Burrow all day over Trevor Lawrence.

Trevor beat Alabama because he's talented but was a freshman kid without any concept of what pressure was. Since that game the expectations were on as was the pressure and he had the chance to show he was the greatest college prospect of all time (since he was annointed that be every sports reporter on Earth) and he blinked. Trevor is very talented and is very marketable and beloved by the media, but he lacks the killer instinct to be at a certain level. He's not even the best Clemson QB, I'd take DeShaun Watson in college over Trevor Lawrence any day. And Watson took that competitiveness and killer instinct straight to the NFL.
You are aware that Lawrence put the offense on his shoulders and won the national championship last year, right?

As of this moment in time, Burrow is better. But we are talking about a 3 year gap in age. Lawrence in regards to physical tools is just bonkers. He’s bigger, faster, and has a better arm than Burrow. He’s also been an elite QB for both of his college seasons, including winning 3 of four playoff games, all of which Clemson was an underdog. He’s an insane prospect, the physical tools to be right there with Patrick Mahomes.

The question is whether or not he can develop his game to reach the current level of Joe Burrow at age 23. And I can think of a reason why he couldn’t. Again, he may be the greatest Sophomore QB in college football history. At age 20, Joe Burrow wasn’t even a legit NFL prospect. Lawrence can close the gap in short order.
 

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You are aware that Lawrence put the offense on his shoulders and won the national championship last year, right?

As of this moment in time, Burrow is better. But we are talking about a 3 year gap in age. Lawrence in regards to physical tools is just bonkers. He’s bigger, faster, and has a better arm than Burrow. He’s also been an elite QB for both of his college seasons, including winning 3 of four playoff games, all of which Clemson was an underdog. He’s an insane prospect, the physical tools to be right there with Patrick Mahomes.

The question is whether or not he can develop his game to reach the current level of Joe Burrow at age 23. And I can think of a reason why he couldn’t. Again, he may be the greatest Sophomore QB in college football history. At age 20, Joe Burrow wasn’t even a legit NFL prospect. Lawrence can close the gap in short order.
I agree. Lawrence is an absolute stud of a prospect. With the right coaching at the next level, his ceiling is scary high.
 

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Both QB’s are amazing physically. Joe’s a 5th year senior where Lawrence is a true sophomore. IMO age, maturity, and experience gave Burrow the edge this year. Lawrence will only get better and will be a great NFL QB just like Burrow.

I think Lawrence is going to be good probably Great. I think Lawrence will be a good to great NFL QB. Well he is a great college QB now.


Just watching them. Looking at them throw, fo drop backs, scan the field. Both QB did this.

Joe looked like Drew, Brady, Rogers. If he put on an NFL uniform and watched him do those things it would not look out of place. Lawrence would.

I am no football expert so I can’t poor my finger on it. When you watch college QB’s play they look different in their movements, not fluid, i can’t quite say what it is, but they look different than the NFL greats we think of. Maybe it’s the system with the RPO, but LSU does some of that ( as the season went along they did less).

Anyone else see a difference from Saturday QB’s in that way? Or doI just plain need a better pair of glasses
 
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I agree. Lawrence is an absolute stud of a prospect. With the right coaching at the next level, his ceiling is scary high.
Yep, Burrow has the higher floor but Lawrence has the higher ceiling...though I must say, if Lawrence puts in another elite season next year he’ll probably have a higher floor than any QB in recent memory. People talk up Luck, and Luck was an excellent prospect, but he didn’t have Lawrence‘a arm.
 

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