Bengals not trading No. 1 pick

He once said the Cincinnati Bengals would listen to anything, but head coach Zac Taylor now expects the franchise to use the No. 1 pick on April 23.

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is the overwhelming favorite to be selected first in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Taylor gushed about Burrow at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine and had more kind words for the Heisman Trophy winner this week.

“He’s got a great edge to him, I think that’s the best way to put it,” Taylor said. “You know, you can talk about confidence and all that stuff to quarterbacks, but he’s one of those guys that put in the work, so he’s got the confidence in his abilities because there’s not a lot of unknown out there for him. We’ve gotten to know him. We’ve gotten to know a lot of the guys during this conversation over the last couple of weeks. We really maxed out that time talking to him. We feel comfortable with all those guys there at the top.”

Burrow, Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and Oregon’s Justin Herbert are projected to be top-15 picks.

Field Level Media’s top-ranked player is defensive end Chase Young from Ohio State.

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