Retrieved 23 April 2020, 17:50 IST
According to his former high school coach, Joe Burrow will enjoy the possibility of proving the skeptics wrong if he is selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the NFL Draft.
LSU quarterback Burroughs, who won the Heisman Trophy and led the Tigers to a significant 2019 season at the national championships, single-handedly finished first in Thursday’s draft.
The Bengals went 2-14 last season and have not played in the play-offs since 1990.
This has led many draft analysts to label the Bengals as a futile destination for potential.
Nathan White trained the old man, including Athens High School in Ohio, where he feared returning with the Bengals, and believed that this was exactly the kind of skeptic the Cubans needed to develop.
White believes the Bengals are ready to “turn off” if the old man appears because of the offensive talent already on the roster, including the franchise-tagged wide receiver AJ. Green.
“The main thing they’re saying is that Cincinnati can’t be a great place to end and they can’t succeed there, but I think it could be Joey’s Alley,” White Stats told Performers.
“That’s exactly what he needs to hear to get the chip back on his shoulder.”
Louisiana’s own message …
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– LSU Football (@LSUFootball) April 22, 2020
Prior to the draft, Burroughs said not being able to acquire any college that started the QB role in the state of Ohio before moving to LSU gave him the fuel to fight for his status at the top of the draft.
White added: “If this chip in his shoulder had shrunk slightly from the height of his national championship win, he would have had to go to Cincinnati and get back there.
“It will give him one more chance to fight and prove people wrong.
“The Bengals have a lot of talent, I think they planned to land in Cincinnati. They have a chance to get really good.
“AJ Green is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL and it’s been eight or ten years. I think it would be a great combination just outside the gate.
“Really well-received Core, Tyler Boyd and John Ross are also incredibly talented, and Joe Mixon also has one of the best runs.”