Help is on the way. The Cincinnati Bengals selected Tee Higgins, the wide receiver out of Clemson with the first pick of the second round. This comes less than twenty-four hours after selecting the hopeful future of the franchise at the quarterback position, Joe Burrow. With this pick, Mike Brown and co. give Burrow another explosive offensive playmaker. This selection adds another weapon to a Cincinnati offense that is already loaded with exceptional talent. Higgins joins AJ Green, John Ross, Joe Mixon, and Tyler Boyd – giving Joe Burrow no shortage of options on the field.
Some could argue that the club should have targeted a day-one starter for the offensive line at this spot. However, Higgins adds another layer of intrigue to a team that is gearing up to compete in a division loaded with offensive talent. The Clemson product has it all – height, speed, athleticism, and a catch-radius that will make him an early red-zone favorite. This wide receiver room – on paper – has a top-five look to it. Thanks to this pick, fans will expect fireworks coming Fall of 2020 at Paul Brown Stadium.
This team is now two picks into the 2020 Draft and got two needs filled with first round talents. Fans and the front office must be elated with how the draft is going thus far. All eyes are now on pick 65, where The Bengals will look to fortify a line in need of help or take a developmental player at linebacker – as they did the year before. It’s not certain what the board will look like come the start of the third round. What is certain, however, is that The Cincinnati Bengals are much better today than they were forty-eight hours ago.