So, check this out: Joe Burrow has NOT been lobbying for Ja'Marr Chase. That doesn't mean that the Bengals will not draft him, but after watching his teammate Justin Jefferson tear it up coming out of the gate last year, drafting Chase would be something the Bengals cannot pass up even though their OL needs some major work.
Talking on the March 31 episode of Draft Insiders, Wingo stated: “You’ve heard a lot this week about Joe Burrow potentially lobbying for Ja’Marr Chase. I can tell you that I got a text today from a member of the Bengals coaching staff that said, ‘I’ve seen that out there. Not sure where that came from. That’s not Joe, that’s not how he is at all. He gives us great intel on LSU guys but is respectful of his role as a player and ours as coaches and scouts.'”https://www.profootballnetwork.com/beng ... arr-chase/
I also want to add this, but there is a possibility that the Panthers offer the Bengals something they cannot turn down for their pick 5. B/R also suggest the Patsies offer a load of picks for Pick 5.
B/R (Potential Trade Scenarios) wrote:
Potential Trade Scenarios: Panthers Trade Up to No. 5 with Cincinnatihttps://bleacherreport.com/articles/293 ... the-top-10
Carolina has already been extremely aggressive in trying to upgrade under center, with ESPN's Adam Schefter reporting it floated the eighth pick and more in exchange for Matthew Stafford before he went to the Los Angeles Rams. That pick and plenty more capital will be in play again if the front office wants to move up, whether for Ohio State's Justin Fields or another passer who falls out of the top three.
This apparent desperation for an upgrade could be another team's gain in trade talks.
Look at the Cincinnati Bengals at No. 5, one of the rare top-10 teams secure at quarterback with Joe Burrow in the fold. They should merely be looking to take the best available offensive lineman or offense weapon when they get to the podium.