There is no Burrow in this year’s quarterback class. But a few will still go in the first round, likely including Kenny Pickett out of the University of Pittsburgh. Off and on mock drafts have had the Lions landing Pickett with their second first-round pick, if he lasts that long, including the most recent one from James Fragoza of Pro Football Network.
Pickett’s late emergence as a legit NFL prospect parallels Burrow’s. During his Tuesday press conference, Senior Bowl director Jim Nagy went further to compare Pickett to Burrow.
Pickett is seen as a potential immediate starter in the NFL, and in a Lions’ light a possibility to immediately replace Jared Goff. If the Lions like him and take the opportunity to draft him (should it come), maybe he can lead a turnaround in Detroit like Burrow has done in Cincinnati.