Bengals say they have ‘long ways to go’ before deciding No. 1 pick
For months, it has been viewed that the Cincinnati Bengals will select Joe Burrow with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. However, the Bengals aren’t ready to commit to making a choice. With three months until the draft, Cincinnati says they have a ‘long ways to go’ before deciding what to do with the No. 1 pick.
Last offseason, Cincinnati hired Zac Taylor as the franchise’s next head coach in hopes he could turnaround the organization. When taking the job, Taylor initially chose to start Andy Dalton at quarterback.
As the season progressed, Taylor chose to give rookie Ryan Finley a chance to start. But after struggling in his first three starts, the Bengals decided to go back to Dalton under center.
Heading into 2020, it’s expected that Taylor wants to bring in his own guy to groom in his offense. Therefore, it would make perfect sense for Cincinnati to select Burrow out of LSU in April.
In Burrow’s last season at LSU, the confident signal-caller completed 76.3 percent of his attempts for 5,671 yards, 60 touchdowns, and six interceptions. Burrow also proved he can create with his legs by rushing for 369 yards and five touchdowns.
Over the years, we’ve seen many teams try to find ways to create a smokescreen on who they will select with the first-overall pick. There’s a decent chance that the Bengals already know that Burrow will be the name they write on the card to begin the draft.
On the other hand, Cincinnati could be undecided to see if any team could offer an irrefutable trade for Burrow’s services. Until the draft arrives, it doesn’t appear as if the Bengals are willing to spill who they are going to select.
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