NFL Draft: Cincinnati Bengals use No. 1 pick to select QB Joe Burrow

Cincinnati Bengals use No. 1 pick to select LSU QB Joe Burrow
Cincinnati Bengals use No. 1 pick to select LSU QB Joe Burrow

There were no surprises in the first two picks of the virtual 2020 NFL Draft. ESPN even found a way to make sure the commissioner Roger Goodell was boo’ed.

The Cincinnati Bengals are well-known for drafting players one selection before another team makes an all-pro pick. But on Thursday with their No. 1 overall pick, they selected LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, who led the Tigers to a national championship win in the 2019-20 college football season.

Right after that, the Washington Redskins drafted what many called the best player in the draft, defensive lineman Chase Young from Ohio State.

Rumors were swirling before the draft that the Detroit Lions would try to make a trade with their No. 3 overall pick, but instead selected another OSU Buckeye in DB Jeff Okuda. The pick was not a surprise, as many had Okuda as a top-three talent, but the fact that the Lions did not make a trade was the first surprise of the night.