4 Players the Cincinnati Bengals Should Pair with Joe Burrow

AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 29: Devin Duvernay #6 of the Texas Longhorns attempts to avoid a tackle by Damarcus Fields #23 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the second half at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 29, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 29: Devin Duvernay #6 of the Texas Longhorns attempts to avoid a tackle by Damarcus Fields #23 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the second half at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 29, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /
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NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 13: Wide Receiver Justin Jefferson #2 of the LSU Tigers celebrates as the time is ticking away during the College Football Playoff National Championship game against the Clemson Tigers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. LSU defeated Clemson 42 to 25. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 13: Wide Receiver Justin Jefferson #2 of the LSU Tigers celebrates as the time is ticking away during the College Football Playoff National Championship game against the Clemson Tigers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. LSU defeated Clemson 42 to 25. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /

Who better to pair with Burrow than his collegiate teammate, Justin Jefferson? The two have already built tremendous chemistry and could hit the ground running.

Jefferson has seen his stock sky-rocket, and rightfully so. He put on a show in the college football playoff semi-finals, reeling in a whopping 4 touchdowns along with 227 receiving yards. Then, he followed a strong ending to his last year at LSU with an extremely impressive combine performance. A 4.43 40 time, 37.5-inch vertical, and 126-inch broad jump should get Bengals fans more than excited at the prospect of keeping Jefferson and Burrow together.

Jefferson would fit seamlessly into the Bengals receiver room as well. He’s used to not being the number one target, as his LSU teammate Ja’Marr Chase held that role. Despite not being the primary focus of the offense, he had 111 receptions for 1,540 yards and 18 touchdowns. Just imagine what kind of production he could put up in Cincinnati.

If Jefferson falls to round two, the opportunity to give Burrow one of his favorite targets may be just too good to pass up. The typical growing pains for a young quarterback would certainly be lessened if the Bengals made this move.

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