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NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Bengals unanimously select Joe Burrow

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The Cincinnati Bengals, late next month, will be in Las Vegas and on the clock with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. After a two-win season, the Bengals are expected to take LSU superstar Joe Burrow.

Burrow had one of the best collegiate seasons in the association’s history. He was also named college football’s Heisman Trophy winner and was a key part of LSU’s national championship.

Despite Chase Young setting the single-season sack record for Ohio State, Burrow is the consensus No. 1 pick. That’s why, when looking at mock drafts from around the web, we don’t even to saw who the Bengals took.

The unanimous pick is Joe Burrow.

The 6-foot-4 Ohio-native is highly expected to join Cincinnati. Here’s a breakdown of mock drafts that have recently been written and how they opt to describe the Bengals selection of Burrow.

CBS Sports’ Ryan Wilson:

This isn’t going to change. The biggest question now regarding the Bengals QB situation is where Andy Dalton will end up.

Pro Football Network’s Neal Driscoll:

The Bengals’ franchise is desperate for a charismatic player to be the face of their team. Joe Burrow is coming off of one of the best seasons for a quarterback in college football history, so I think it’s safe to say that he fills this void.

247 Sports’ Lance Cartelli:

With the hip injury to Tua Tagovailoa hurting the Alabama QB’s draft stock, that leaves LSU QB Joe Burrow as the clear-cut No. 1 pick. Burrow put together arguably the greatest season a quarterback has ever played in the NCAA.

Draft Wire’s Luke Easterling:

Despite rumors to the contrary, this has been set in stone for quite a while. Burrow won’t make trouble about playing in Cincy, and the Bengals finally get the franchise quarterback they so desperately need.

Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer:

Unless another team gets aggressive and makes Cincinnati an offer it can’t refuse, Burrow will be the franchise quarterback under offensive-minded coach Zac Taylor. At 6-3, 221 pounds, Burrow combines his mental and physical toughness in the pocket with a strong arm and an accurate delivery. During his Heisman Trophy- and national championship-winning run with the Tigers, his leadership skills and athleticism flourished at an unprecedented college level.

It seems like a wrap. Joe Burrow will be a Bengal . . . hopefully.