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Bengals’ Zac Taylor declines to comment on adding Joe Burrow

Bengals, Zac Taylor, Joe Burrow

It has been deemed a forgone conclusion that the Cincinnati Bengals will take LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. It appears head coach Zac Taylor still has yet to commit to the drafting of the top prospect.

Bengals Refuse To Commit To Joe Burrow

Burrow is coming off one of the most spectacular individual outings in college football history. Regardless, Taylor says there is still plenty of work to do before the Bengals reveal their No. 1 pick, via Geoff Hobson of the team’s official website:

“We’ve started the process of evaluating him,” Taylor said. “We certainly have a long way to go before making decisions on what we’re doing with the first pick. That’s been exciting. We’re not preparing for an opponent, so we have a chance to jump into the actual film work for all the position groups. . . .

Of course, that still did not stop Taylor from offering up some praise on Burrow.

“It was impressive. There’s no doubt. I’d like to make sure we’re a little more thorough on our film evaluation with a lot of guys before we start making statements on players. But certainly he had an impressive year.”

Taylor’s approach is certainly understandable considering the draft process has only just begun for this year’s quarterback class. In the meantime, Cincinnati may be trying to downplay all the hype surrounding Burrow’s arrival out of respect for quarterback Andy Dalton since he is still under contract.

Regardless, there is no question that the Bengals are in desperate need of a long-term solution under center. As the offseason continues to play out, it is safe to say that Taylor will gradually start to warm up to openly discussing the idea of Burrow as his next franchise quarterback.

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