Extra Points: Burrow, Meyer, Okung

The 2020 NFL Draft is still a long way away, but it’s never too early to start talking about it. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow wasn’t on too many people’s radars heading into this season, but that’s changed dramatically. The Tigers’ offense has been way better than anybody expected, and Burrow has been the main reason why. Regarded by many as a potential Day 3 pick entering the year, it appears his draft stock has been skyrocketing.

In fact, draft analyst Matt Miller of Bleacher Report said in a tweet that he has Burrow ranked as his number two quarterback, and his number seven player overall. Miller goes so far as to say that at “that grade he’s probably a top five pick.” The Tigers are still undefeated, and the Ohio State transfer has been nearly flawless. If you’re a fan of a team tanking for a quarterback, it sure sounds like you should start watching LSU games closely.

Here’s more from around the league on a quiet Saturday night:

  • Russell Okung is definitely on the mend, but he’ll need at least another week to recuperate. The Chargers’ left tackle, who started the year on the NFI list because of blood clots, returned to practice earlier this week. But the Chargers didn’t make a transaction today, which means they’ll wait at least one more game to activate Okung, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network (Twitter link). Los Angeles’ offensive line has been struggling and the team is just 2-4, so they could definitely use their reliable starter back as soon as possible.
  • Urban Meyer made an unusual move for a coach this week, openly declaring he’d like a job. Meyer said on Colin Cowherd’s radio show that he’d “absolutely” want to coach the Cowboys if offered the job, according to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com. Jason Garrett’s seat has started to heat up a little bit with Dallas falling to 2-2, but this is still a bit surprising to see Meyer publicly lobbying for the gig. Meyer “retired” from Ohio State after last season, and has been serving as an analyst for FOX’s college football coverage. Nobody ever really believed he was done coaching for good, and this seems to be confirmation of that. Were Garrett to be fired, it’s long been rumored the Jones family would make a run at Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley.
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  1. TheTruth12

    Surely Matt Miller means Burrow is 2nd with Herbert being 1st? I’ll say it Tua is overrated, you can switch every power 5 starting QB with Tua and Alabama still goes undefeated and looks great. It’s impossible to look bad when you have 3 first round WRs.

    And 0.000000000000% chance Riley leaves a perennial CFB playoff contender to be Jones’ puppet.

  2. afsooner02

    Once again….keep dreaming Dallas, Riley ain’t comin. Barry knows what it’s like to work for JJ.

    • Chun

      Whatever! Anyone is better than the clapper! Urban Meyer all day! Make it happen Stephen!

    • uberalec

      if you really think Riley wouldn’t leave trailer park town of Norman in a heartbeat for the Cowboys… you are lying to yourself and very naive. Biggest sporting brand on Earth. The Sooners are probably the 100th.

      Stop lying to yourself.

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