1. Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
Joe Burrow is the frontrunner for the Heisman and the top quarterback prospect heading into the draft. Quarterback is an enormous need for the Bengals. It is apparent that Andy Dalton is not the future at quarterback, but Ryan Finley doesn’t seem to be either.
The blessing of losing as much as the Bengals are is securing the top pick in the draft. Cincinnati should be thankful for the rise of Burrow. The path is clear for him to become a Bengal next April.
He has been on fire from the opening snap this season throwing for, 4,014 yards, 41 touchdowns, and six interceptions this season. Burrow improved his ball placement, accuracy, and decision making. Those positive traits and skills have catapulted him to the top of the draft rankings.