Because Burrow is a great prospect at the most important position in football. Any player has some probability to bust(even Burrow and Chase Young). Burrow just had the best season of any QB in the history of college football. And he didn't do it against cupcake schedule. He did it against some of the best defenses in college football... Alabama, Florida, Auburn, Georgia, Clemson... and he destroyed all of them. He's shown incredible accuracy at all areas of the field, he showed exceptional pocket presence and movement ability both in the pocket and out of structure while leaving the pocket, he has the best timing and anticipation I've seen recently by any QB coming into the draft. He's the real deal IMO.
His tape isn't that bad from 18. Why would someone who knows they will be #1 overall risk injury during a game he doesn't need to play in. The senior bowl are for guys who have a chance to raise their stock, how do you raise past #1? The reason Baker played in the senior bowl was because he wasn't seen as a first overall until the day of the draft. Even if they decide against Burrow they still need a QB so they would be way better off taking Herbert than Young.
Lets play a game. NFL players first 4 years are average at best. Now in his 5th and contract year he lights it up and has a very good year. Would u pay him millions as a free agent based on 1 lights out year? A good example is Armstead for the Niners. Why is Burrows any different? And at least Armstead had played in the NFL; Burrows has not even played one year.
Why would they b crazy? He has one year.....one-year of great tape. He just screams bust to me. I really believe he didnt want go to the Senior Bowl because he wouldnt stand out. Go for Young and u get a super star. Burrows bust out and u have nothing.