There are many questions to be answered between now and April 23 when the NFL Draft kicks off in Las Vegas.
Here are some options:
Joe Burrow, quarterback, LSU: The Heisman Trophy winner is the odds-on favorite to start his pro career in Cincinnati. The Athens, Ohio, native has passed for 4,715 yards and 48 touchdowns while completing 77.9 percent of his passes for the top-ranked Tigers. LSU faces Oklahoma on Saturday in a College Football Playoff semifinal.
Chase Young, defensive end, Ohio State: The 6-foot-5, 265-pounder has been a menace all season for the Buckeyes and is the best player in the draft according to most experts. Young's 16 1/2 sacks, 21 tackles for loss and seven forced fumbles led college football. OSU faces Clemson on Saturday in a College Football Playoff semifinal.
Andrew Thomas, offensive tackle, Georgia: Thomas would be an instant upgrade to arguably the Bengals' weakest position group. Thomas and a healthy Jonah Williams, 2019's first-round pick, would be a good foundation up front.
Tua Tagovailoa, quarterback, Alabama: A hip injury and resulting surgery took the Crimson Tide lefty out of the discussion for the top pick. Would the Bengals consider trading down a few picks and taking Tagovailoa? In his college career he's passed for 87 TDs and just 11 interceptions.
Jerry Jeudy, wide receiver, Alabama: With A.J. Green's future as a Bengal in question, would the Bengals trade down and take the Crimson Tide junior? Jeudy caught 71 passes for 959 yards and nine TDs this season.