Orgeron: Burrow would be willing to face adversity in Cincy


LSU’s Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Joe Burrow is expected to be the first player selected when the NFL Draft kicks off Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

That means college football’s player of the year would be headed to the 2-14 Cincinnati Bengals, after a an undefeated national championship campaign.

Burrow transferred from Ohio State prior to the 2018 season and led LSU to a national championship the following year. If the Bengals do indeed make him the No. 1 overall pick, he would certainly face high expectations from a fan base that hasn't watched their franchise have a winning season since 2015.

But according to his last head coach, Ed Orgeron, that wouldn’t bother Burrow.

“Joe has not had a silver spoon in his mouth all his mouth all his life,” Orgeron said. “I think Joe has had to fight all his life and I think that if he does have to fight and, it's maybe Cincinnati, he's willing to fight for that and he's willing to build a team.

“He’s willing to go through adversity if he has to. Nothing was promised to him here. He came here and with faith and built a championship team and I don't see why he couldn’t do it at Cincinnati.”