AFC North roundup: Bengals bag Burrow, Ravens pick a Queen

Steelers sit round 1 of 2020 Draft out

Daryl Ruiter
April 24, 2020 - 3:17 am

CLEVELAND, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – The Cleveland Browns believe they got better Thursday night with the selection of Jedrick Wills 10th overall in the 2020 NFL Draft.

That’s the good news.

The bad news, so did the Ravens and Bengals.

The Steelers took the night off.

Cincinnati shocked nobody by selecting LSU’s Joe Burrow with the first pick of the NFL Draft, the spoils of being the league’s worst team in 2019.

Burrow’s selection marked the third consecutive year college football’s Heisman Trophy winner went with the top pick in the draft, a first in modern league draft history.

The Bengals now have their new franchise quarterback to build around with Burrow, who dazzled and led LSU to a national championship this past season.

The AFC North now boasts quite the cast of QBs with Baker Mayfield of the Browns, reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson of the Ravens, and the return of Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh.

It is incomprehensible and mind-numbingly frustrating to watch how good the Ravens always seem to be in the draft, and they hit big again Thursday night with the selection of LSU linebacker Patrick Queen.

They got him at 28.

Although Queen, who is described as fast and physical, was the fourth at his position to come off the board, he’ll probably end up doing what every other Ravens linebacker tends to do, torment the Browns for years to come.

The Dolphins used Pittsburgh’s pick acquired in the Minkah Fitzpatrick trade last fall to select USC tackle Austin Jackson 18th overall.