The Bengals build around Burrow in way-too-early 2021 mock draft

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After an exciting draft in 2020 that brought in players like Joe Burrow and Tee Higgins, the Bengals will look to build upon that foundation in 2021.

The NFL season is coming soon and it is an exciting time for sports fans. After an uncertain future for the league, the NFL and NFLPA finally came to an agreement on the conditions for the season. This means that the season is set to happen.

Fans can breathe a sigh of relief. There will be football in 2020. Joe Burrow will make his Bengals debut this season. Expectations are high for the rookie, but with a shortened offseason of training and it being his first NFL season, he may fail to live up to the high standard he will be held to by fans.

Regardless of his 2020 performance, the Bengals will look to build around the quarterback in the 2021 draft. They used the first overall pick to make him the face of their franchise and they will do all that they can to make it pay off. Surrounding the former Athens resident with young talent will be the Bengals’ next step.

After a bad season in 2019, the Bengals can only get better in 2020. However, just one offseason is not enough to go from 2-14 to championship contender. The 2021 offseason and draft could actually be even more important than in 2020, because now it’s about building the right foundation around your quarterback to win a championship. The quarterback fell into their lap when they got Burrow with the first pick. Now, they have to do right by him.

(This draft was simulated using TheDraftNetwork’s draft simulator. The placement of the Bengals’ draft picks and projected rounds that players will go in is based on their draft tool.)