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T.J. Houshmandzadeh thinks Cincinnati should do something historic with No. 1 pick

T.J. Houshmandzadeh

The Cincinnati Bengals are expected to select LSU quarterback Joe Burrow with the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

However, retired Bengals wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh thinks the Bengals should do something historic with the No. 1 pick.

Via Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com:

“Do I want to draft him if I’m the Bengals? Yeah. But if the Dolphins are going to offer me three first-rounders, or if some team is going to offer me two first-rounders this year and a first-rounder next year, I have to strongly consider it for the good of the team. …

“I’m friends with the Browns. Mike, Troy and Katie and Paul. People still connect me with the Bengals. I would like to see them do well. That’s why I say, if you can get picks, you have to consider it. If not, you draft Joe and you hope it works out.”

Houshmandzadeh spent 11 years in the NFL and had 627 catches for 7,237 yards and 44 touchdowns in his career. He played eight seasons with the Bengals and was also a coaching intern for them in 2015. Recently, Houshmandzadeh was seen training with Burrow to help prepare him for the NFL.

Drafting Burrow seems like the most likely choice for the Bengals, however, it’s uncertain if they’re willing to trade the No. 1 pick. Three first-round picks will certainly make the Bengals consider it if they’re offered it.

Nonetheless, Burrow played a phenomenal season with the LSU Tigers leading them to the national championship. Cincinnati is anticipating the 23-year-old will help turn the franchise around if they draft him.