QB Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State
If the Bengals truly feel Andy Dalton’s time as the team’s starting quarterback is nearing an end, it may be time to draft his successor with the 11th pick. There has been a fair amount of buzz about Cincinnati taking a first round signal caller.
The best and most realistic quarterback option in the 2019 class to replace Dalton would be Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins. In order to land the Buckeye state standout, Zac Taylor’s team would need the New York Giants to pass on him with the sixth overall pick and hope no other quarterback-needy team makes a trade to jump in front of them.
If he’s there, Haskins will be difficult to pass on. In 2018, he posted jaw-dropping numbers as he threw for 4,831 yards and 50 touchdown passes leading the nation in both categories.
At a shade over six feet, Haskins has a cannon for an arm and can move just enough to buy time to make throws without getting hit. He compares somewhat favorably to the quarterback Taylor coached in Los Angeles Jared Goff.
Goff is only an inch taller and like Haskins has a powerful arm and decent mobility. If the Bengals want to allow Taylor to find his quarterback to build around they’d be best suited to take Haskins who would also catch the hearts of many fans as he led Ohio State to the Rose Bowl in his lone year as the starter.