Following a 36-10 loss to the Steelers, Joe Burrow and the Benglas now sit at 2-6-1 heading into their final seven games of the 2020 season.
While Burrow has had an impressive rookie year overall, it was painfully evident Sunday in Pittsburgh that he needs a lot of help if Cincinnati is going to rise up in the AFC North.
The good news is if the season ended today, the Bengals would hold the seventh-overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. With that high of a pick, they could potentially land another game-breaking receiver like LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase, a standout offensive lineman like Alabama’s Alex Leatherwood, or a franchise tight end like Florida’s Kyle Pitts.
Of course, Cincinnati could also address the defense with a pass-rusher like Miami’s Gregory Rousseau, a shutdown corner like Alabama’s Patrick Surtain II, or hard-hitting linebacker like Penn State’s Micah Parsons. Who knows what direction Cincinnati would go with such high of a pick, but there’d be plenty of enticing options.
With that said, here’s a look at what the entire top 10 of the draft looks like heading into Week 11:
6) Dolphins (via HOU)