The Bengals Need to Draft Josh Jones in Round 2

Josh Jones would be an excellent addition in Cincinnati.
Josh Jones would be an excellent addition in Cincinnati. / Tim Warner/Getty Images

The Cincinnati Bengals had a pretty easy choice at No. 1 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft, selecting LSU's Joe Burrow. It looks like Cincinnati could have another easy choice at the top of Round 2, though, as Houston's Josh Jones surprisingly fell out of the first round.

Last season, Cincinnati's offensive line graded out as the seventh-worst pass-blocking unit and the second-worst run-blocking unit, according to Pro Football Focus. Needless to say, this team needs to upgrade its O-Line.

Jones is the best tackle available, and the consensus opinion on his draft stock had him as a first-round pick. The Bengals also took Jonah Williams at No. 11 overall last season, but he missed his entire rookie season due to injuries.

If the Bengals select Jones, they'd suddenly have two promising first-round talents at both right and left tackle. Considering the investment they just made in Burrow, focusing on the offensive line makes a ton of sense, and Jones is the best available talent.

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