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NFL Draft Steals the Bengals Should Target to Complement Joe Burrow

Max Staley
Joe Burrow will need some help in Cincinnati if he's drafted by the Bengals.
Joe Burrow will need some help in Cincinnati if he's drafted by the Bengals. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images
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The NFL Draft always brings fans plenty of surprises. One pick that we're unlikely be surprised by, though, is the first overall selection, as all conventional wisdom points to the Cincinnati Bengals selecting LSU quarterback Joe Burrow.

Coming off a 2-14 finish, however, Cincinnati is going to need to revamp its offense in order to give Burrow a fighting chance in his rookie season. Here are three players the Bengals can target in the 2020 NFL Draft to complement the reigning Heisman Trophy winner.

1. Laviska Shenault

Laviska Shenault could be a great addition to the Bengals' receiving corps.
Laviska Shenault could be a great addition to the Bengals' receiving corps. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

The Bengals actually have a pretty solid receiving corps, though its been plagued by injuries. A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd are a great duo, and even John Ross actually showed flashes in 2019. But Ross and Green only played a combined eight games last season. Laviska Shenault could be a solid addition, as his unique ability to dominate after the catch could make him a contributor right away, and he'd be able to fill in were Green or Ross to go down again.

2. Ezra Cleveland

Ezra Cleveland could be a solid fit on the Bengals' offensive line.
Ezra Cleveland could be a solid fit on the Bengals' offensive line. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

The Bengals invested a first-round pick in Jonah Williams, but he missed his entire rookie year. They'll almost certainly give him another shot at starting at left tackle, but Ezra Cleveland could come in and compete with Bobby Hart right away. Cleveland had a great showing at the 2020 NFL Combine, posting a top-5 finish in the 40-yard dash, the bench press and a combine-best 7.26 time in the 3-cone drill. He's got a lot of upside.

3. Tyler Biadasz

Tyler Biadasz could be a great addition upfront for Cincinnati.
Tyler Biadasz could be a great addition upfront for Cincinnati. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

The Bengals started Trey Hopkins at center last season, and while he was solid at times, he only received a 62.4 grade from Pro Football Focus. Tyler Biadasz is one of the best centers in the NFL Draft, and he'd provide some much-needed depth on the interior of Cincinnati's offensive line. The 2019 Rimington Trophy winner could be a great addition at the top of the third round.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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