Grading the Cincinnati Bengals’ 2020 NFL Draft

Cincinnati Bengals NFL draft grade
Dec 7, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow (9) looks to pass in the third quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs of the 2019 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals 2020 NFL Draft, if everything goes right, will be circled as the one that changed the future of the franchise. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow was chosen with the first overall pick, and barring a shocking turn of events (like a devastating injury), his projection as a top-shelf starting quarterback is about as safe as any have been in recent years.

The Bengals’ 2020 draft, believe it or not, is about more than just Burrow. They added talent on both sides of the ball that will immediately contribute to the team’s long-term turnaround.

2020 Draft Class

1.01: Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
2.33: Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson
3.65: Logan Wilson, LB, Wyoming
4.107: Akeem Davis-Gaither
5.147: Khalid Kareem, Edge, Notre Dame
6.180: Hakeem Adenji, G, Kansas
7.215: Markus Bailey, LB, Purdue

Bryan Perez

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