Cincinnati Bengals Add Playmakers for the Future in 7 Round Mock Draft
By Blake Jewell
This one is easy. Joe Burrow, a guy that has been called the best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck by some, is the right choice for the Bengals in the draft. With Andy Dalton likely on the way out, adding a young franchise QB is exactly what the Bengals need going into the future.
The Heisman Trophy winner threw for 5,671 yards on 60 touchdowns with only 6 interceptions in his senior season at LSU, leading his team to a National Championship.
Burrow fits perfectly with the offensive weapons the Bengals already have on their roster, such as Joe Mixon, A.J. Green, and Tyler Boyd. At LSU, he brought out the best in his teammates, which is something Bengals fans should expect to see when he arrives in Cincinnati.
Adding a franchise talent like Burrow sets up the Bengals well for the future. He has elite football intelligence, ideal pocket awareness, phenomenal decision-making skills, and the ability to escape the pocket to make the most of a broken play. Those traits are exactly what the Bengals should be looking for in their franchise quarterback.
The 23-year-old showed off his precision accuracy during LSU’s national championship run in 2019, with an impressive 76.3% completion percentage. Burrow could be exactly what the Bengals need to take them over the top and make them ready to win in just a couple years after a 2-14 season in 2019.