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Bengals 2020 draft targets

The Bengals have plenty to ponder before the 2020 NFL Draft

The Bengals have plenty to ponder before the 2020 NFL Draft

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The Bengals have plenty to ponder before the 2020 NFL Draft

Cincy Jungle

Cincy Jungle

The Bengals have plenty to ponder before the 2020 NFL Draft

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It’s the beginning of November, and the Bengals do not have a single win. One can argue that they have not only lost on the field, but in the front office as well.

Standing at a measly 0-8, the Bengals are in contention of being the worst team in the NFL with a couple other contenders. Recently, they have benched quarterback Andy Dalton in favor of rookie Ryan Finley. Let’s hope that can change something.

The Bengals also took a nap at the trade deadline, doing nothing and acquiring no future assets that are much needed. While we all love AJ Green, there really is no reason why he should still be on the Bengals, and you can now say the same with Andy Dalton.

While the Bengals have swung and missed often this year, the only thing that Bengal hopefuls have to look forward to is the 2020 NFL Draft, where the Bengals are set up to have an early pick.

I’m confident in saying the Bengals will have a top 5 pick in the draft, but you never know. While I foolishly root for them week after week, I am rooting more for the draft pick than for a win at this point.

The Bengals have a realistic chance to be “awarded” the first pick in the draft due to how bad they are, and if not pick #1, then they’ll probably get at least #2 or #3.

I am already excited to see who will be the next “star” to arrive in Cincinnati, so here are some of my early favorites for the Bengals’ pick. It’ll be interesting to read this article a few years down the road

Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

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Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

If the Bengals decide to go quarterback, then I think Joe Burrow is the best fit for the Bengals. The dude is a so called, “baller”, and is from Ohio to begin with. Burrow is well into the Heisman race currently at LSU, and he is leading the Tigers to a possible national title run. He continues to increase his draft stock week by week, and has both the arm and running ability to thrive in the NFL. Burrow looks the part under center at LSU, and could very possibly be under center in Cincinnati in the near future.

Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State

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Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State

If the Bengals decide to pass on a quarterback, Chase Young is the clear-cut favorite to be the selection. Chase Young is probably the best overall player in college football, and has dominated everyone he has been put against so far this year. He wreaks so much havoc on defense, and is a legitimate candidate to win the Heisman from the defensive side of the ball. Standing at 6’-5” and weighing 265 pounds, he has proven that he is the most dominant player in college football. No reason that he escapes the first three picks. Young could become an immediate cornerstone in the Bengals franchise.

Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

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Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

It could be Tua Time in Cincinnati once the draft comes around. He has done nothing but win games in his time at Alabama, and Bengals fans want nothing more than to win. He’s a little undersized, but moves very well and throws very well. Could be similar to Russel Wilson or Kyler Murray in the NFL. Anyway, Tua is a winner, and we desperately need winners on the Bengals.

Andrew Thomas, OL, Georgia

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Andrew Thomas, OL, Georgia

Thomas is an offensive lineman from Georgia, and is the top rated offensive line prospect by many analysts. You may be thinking, “Why an offensive lineman?” Well, it all starts up front in the trenches, and there is never a bad time to upgrade the offensive line. Also, the Bengals offensive line absolutely stinks, and adding young and experienced offensive line prospects can only help. Thomas has anchored the Georgia Bulldog offensive line for two years, and is ready to translate that success to the NFL.

Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

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Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

It would be an extremely controversial pick for the Bengals if they go Jerry Jeudy, and I really don’t see this happening, but I thought it’d be fun to put Jerry on the list. Quite possibly the best wide receiver in the draft, Jeudy will be an immediate contributor wherever he goes due to his route running ability and productivity in general. The only way I could see Jeudy going to the Bengals is if AJ Green does not return to Cincy, and either Tyler Boyd and/or John Ross are wiped off the face of the Earth. Anyway, Jeudy is a great prospect that should be an early first round pick.

Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

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Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

Herbert has been rumored to be “the guy” for the Bengals ever since the first mock draft was released in the offseason, and Herbert may, in fact, be the man in Cincy. He’s 6’-6” and throws nicely and accurately from all distances as well as being able to run well when needed. Herbert has plenty of experience playing at a high level of college football, considering he became the starter at Oregon as a freshman. He could be a nice fit in the Zac Taylor offense in Cincinnati.

The Pick: Chase Young

This guy is an absolute freak, and I think we’d be missing out big-time if the Bengals passed on a guy like Chase Young. Nobody has stopped him all season long for the Buckeyes, and his physical attributes and athleticism will translate very nicely to the NFL. It may be fitting that the best player in college football goes #1 overall (hopefully to the Bengals).

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