Every year, news outlets from USA Today to CBS Sports make mock drafts guessing where college football’s biggest stars will end up. These mock drafts begin before the NFL season ends. As team needs begin to become clear, so too does the picture of where Joe Burrow and Chase Young will be drafted. Still, when the draft comes around, fans should expect surprises. From trades to head-scratching picks, the NFL Draft rarely goes how we expect it to. This is where we think the best players will end up, and we’ve made sure to throw some curveballs in our picks!
Cincinnati Bengals – Joe Burrow, QB
There is a zero percent chance the Cincinnati Bengals select anyone other than QB Joe Burrow with the first pick of the draft. The team is desperate to find their next franchise star. Andy Dalton was benched during the 2019 season, signaling that the team will either trade or release the veteran
Coming off a National Championship and a Heisman Trophy win, there is no prospect more tantalizing in 2020 than Burrow. If the Bengals go in another direction, it could be a franchise-fracturing move that will take years to recover from.