John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was on ESPN’s First Take on Thursday morning and was asked who he would draft first: Joe Burrow, Trevor Lawrence or Tua Tagovailoa?

To no surprise, Dabo picked his guy Lawrence but said he was really impressed with Burrow. Per 247Sports:
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“I’m always going to choose my guy. I’m biased,” Swinney said. “If you had asked me when Deshaun Watson was coming out, I thought he should have been the No. 1 pick. That was my pick then. That doesn’t mean I’m right but I’m always trying to support my guys.

“I’ll tell you what, Joe Burrow is an unbelievable player. I was so impressed with him. I was impressed getting ready for the game, but after the game just watching him live, he’s a special talent. …But I’ve only coach Trevor. If I was on the other side, I’m taking my man T-Law for sure.”
Burrow passed for 463 yards and five touchdowns in the National Championship vs Clemson while Lawrence passed for 234 yards and zero touchdowns.
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Tua all day.
Reply2 months
His answer is very revealing. Before he says how special Joe B is he has to say I am always going to pick my guy. Put him in a room on draft day as an NFL guy, he just said I'm picking Joe. He is not a dumb guy.
Reply2 months
What a stupid question.
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no surprise. why ask the question? everyone knew the answer.
Reply2 months
Of course he’s going to pick his QB. He’d be an idiot not to.
Reply2 months
Trevor is not even old enough to buy alcohol. The fact he is where he is today is an incredible accomplishment. We all love Joe, but we’d be idiots to think Trevor is inferior
Reply2 months
Lawrence played the natty like a scared child.
Reply2 months
Lawrence is actually TOO tall; lot of moving parts, big slow wind up, short shelf life in the NFL. Book it.
Reply2 months
He's only an inch taller than Peyton Manning.
2 months
He all but said Burrow is the better QB, and he can't tell you that.
Reply2 months
If he didn't realize Joe is by far the better player, he wouldn't be fit to coach JV ball. But Dabo is much smarter than that.
2 months
That picture of Coach O and Dabo.... looks like Coach O wants to reach over there and slap that grin off of Dabo's face. lol
Reply2 months
He pretty much did that in the NC game lol
2 months
He gave the right answer as the head coach of Clemson...actually the only answer he could give.
Reply2 months
Would be weird if he didn’t name his own current QB
Reply2 months
It's funny though the way he said it sounds like he would definitely take burro. The way he points out that he's doing his best to support his guys
2 months
I'll take burrows 5 TDs vs the alleged #1 Defense compared to Trevor's goose egg. Burrow is T-Laws daddy. Trevor cracks under pressure as all of us witnessed.
Reply2 months
Dudes like 4 years younger than burrow lmfao
2 months
@beenendass LSU is the only team to beat him and he has a National Championship. “Trevor cracks under pressure.” What are u talking about? C’mon
2 months
If Joe is 4 years older, he is fast as hell. He wasn't 3 yet when Lawrence was born.
2 months
That blockhead doesn’t even realize that Lawrence isn’t in this year’s draft! What an idiot!
Reply2 months
Not going to lie, I respect a man getting behind his players. CPM could learn something from him
Reply2 months
What would you expect him to say?
Reply2 months
Great question first take
Reply2 months
lol
2 months
there really was no other way to answer the question for dabo. stand up for your guy then come right behind that and give the correct answer
Reply2 months
No surprise here !
Reply2 months
Very tactful and diplomatic
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