PFF has quite the bold prediction for Joe Burrow in his rookie year

Cincinnati Bengals, Joe Burrow (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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Joe Burrow
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Joe Burrow’s supporting cast puts him in position to succeed

A huge factor that could push Burrow into top-ten consideration is the amount of talent surrounding the young signal-caller. A.J. Green alone provides a mismatch or double team every play, but add in one of the best slot wide receivers in the game (Tyler Boyd), the fastest receiver in the NFL (John Ross), and a highly touted rookie (Tee Higgins), and this is one of the best wide receiver groups in the NFL.

To top it all off, freshly extended running back Joe Mixon is a top-ten player at his position, adding another element that should allow Burrow to play to his strengths.

Often, rookie quarterbacks taken at the top of the draft have little talent around them and are asked to do too much too early. Burrow is entering a situation where he is surrounded by plenty of talent and will simply be tasked with simply playing within the system as he grows and develops. Obviously the NFL is a huge step up from college, but Burrow has been taking all the right steps throughout training camp to show he was worth the number one pick.

While it is crazy to consider a rookie a threat to break into the top ten before ever taking a snap, the pieces are there are Burrow to make it happen. Not to mention, it’s hard to ignore predictions like the one above from a highly respected network.

Fans are just two weeks away from kickoff, where they’ll gain a better understanding of how high Burrow can climb.

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