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The Bengals Look to Build Around Andy Dalton With Jonah Williams

Cincinnati Bengals, Jonah Williams (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bengals, Jonah Williams (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

The Bengals are building around Andy Dalton after taking offensive lineman Jonah Williams with the 11th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. All indications now point to Dalton being the unquestioned starting quarterback for at least the 2019 season.

The Bengals sent a signal that Andy Dalton is their guy for at least another year after passing on quarterbacks Dwayne Haskins and Drew Lock in the first round. They went with steak, not sizzle by taking arguably the  most complete lineman in the draft. Keeping Dalton protected is clearly a main focus moving forward. This approach is going to bore parts of the fanbase, but no team should ever be faulted for going with it. Just because a guy can’t be put on a fantasy football team doesn’t mean he isn’t a good and possibly valuable player. The Red Rifle should be smiling from ear to ear with the selection of Williams.

Williams is as complete as a prospect can get. He excelled in every aspect of his game while starting all three years at Alabama. He is also versatile and able to play many positions along the offensive line. In 850 plus snaps, he only allowed one sack. Work ethic and character are at a high level for Williams too. He will come in and make an impact from the second he steps foot into the building.

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