1. Cincinnati Bengals – Original Pick: Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow was a no-brainer for the Bengals coming into this draft. The former LSU gunslinger had debatably the best college football season of all-time, winning the National Championship and the Heisman trophy with relative ease. The Bengals had a glaring need at QB and with the #1 overall pick, Burrow was the obvious selection.
Burrow’s first NFL season came to an unfortunate end after suffering a season ending knee injury in Week 11. Burrow was the front-runner for Rookie of the Year, with Justin Herbert close behind. In 10 games as a rookie, Burrow threw for 2,688 yards with 13 TD’s and 5 interceptions.
New Pick: Joe Burrow
Burrow was just starting to get comfortable before going down with his knee injury. He showed flashes of brilliance and there’s no doubt in my mind that the Bengals would stick with Burrow in a re-draft.