2020 NFL Mock Draft: What if Redskins replace Dwayne Haskins with Tua Tagovailoa?

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Joe Burrow

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Joe Burrow

Quarterback, Cincinnati Bengals

All things considered, it’s safe to assume the Cincinnati Bengals are going to use the top overall pick to select LSU’s Joe Burrow since they clearly need a fresh start at quarterback.

With all due respect to Andy Dalton since the Bengals, in general, have been a mess over the last few years, and it would be unfair to put most of the blame on him, a team like Cincinnati can only provide the quarterback with so many chances to prove himself worthy.

Watching Burrow put together a historic season with the Tigers in 2019 was incredible for every football fan to witness after he helped lead LSU to a National Championship and finished with 60 touchdown passes compared to just six interceptions.

Like most young quarterbacks in the NFL, Burrow will obviously still need to improve on a few key areas before he’s anywhere close to an elite level, but also this could be the perfect project for Cincinnati to work with.

Part of the reason behind the decision by the Bengals last offseason to hire Zac Taylor was due to his previous history of working with quarterbacks, and if Burrow were to end up in Cincinnati, the next step would be to build the proper offense around the Heisman Trophy winner.

Looking at the current situation with the Bengals, Burrow’s rookie campaign could turn out to be a difficult learning experience if this were the direction Cincinnati decided to take, but in the long run, this would seem worth the selection.

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