Bengals News: 3-year anniversary of selecting Joe Burrow, draft week, and more

2020 was a novel year, indeed. The Cincinnati Bengals claiming the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL
2020 was a novel year, indeed. The Cincinnati Bengals claiming the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL / Sam Greene/The Enquirer via Imagn

In Bengals news, Sunday marked the three-year anniversary of the Cincinnati Bengals selecting Joe Burrow with the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. On that note, draft week is underway!

Burrow was the easy pick for the Bengals at No. 1 overall following their abysmal two-win season in 2019. It was Zac Taylor's first year with the team and fans weren't feeling great. Having a chance to draft a dude who won the Heisman Trophy, won a national title, and threw for 60 touchdowns eased their pain a little bit though.

Turns out, the pick was more than good -- It was GREAT. Burrow led the Bengals to the Super Bowl in just his second season and got them on the cusp of making it again in his third year. He's THAT dude.

Speaking of the draft, this year's draft kicks off on Thursday night in Kansas City. The Bengals hold the 28th pick... but you already knew that, didn't you?

Check out what else is trending in Bengals news.

2023 NFL mock draft: Matt Miller's seven-round predictions, picks [Matt Miller, ESPN]

I won't go through every pick Miller made for Cincinnati here but this is a great read for any draft nerd out there. He has the Bengals going with a defensive back in round one and a tight end in round two.

Ultimate NFL Draft Big Board of Top Prospects From Last 5 Years [Matt Holder, Bleacher Report]

"Here, we'll take a look at incoming rookies over the last five years and compile an ultimate big board of the top 32 players based on a combination of Bleacher Report's final draft rankings and my personal rankings. The order is based on how each player was graded coming out of college and not how their NFL career has panned out."

Matt Holder

This is a fun project from Holder, who put Joe Burrow at No. 6 on his big board. Obviously if this was how the players have actually done in the pros, Chase Young would not be No. 1 and Burrow would be higher but it's a fun trip down memory lane.

Next. Grading Every Bengals First-Round Pick Under Zac Taylor. dark

Bengals positioned to draft tight end depth, but 3 targets make most sense [Paul Dehner Jr., The Athletic]

Dehner lists one tight end that's been a somewhat popular name amongst Bengals fans but the other two haven't been discussed as much. If Cincinnati went in this direction, they wouldn't be taking a tight end in the first round, which would be okay with most fans.