Of course they are. As they should be with every single team in front of and behind them in the draft. Determine ahead of time how other teams value their selections and then make moves accordingly.
Burrow is just as much of an unknown player as the picks being given up. Is Burrow that much better of a prospect than Jameis was? They’re pretty close statistically in their two full college years starting.
Would you have given up that much for Winston had we not had the #1 pick?
Would you have given up the opportunity to draft a “potential difference-maker at the most important position in professional sports.” The Bucs didn’t. The Bengals shouldn’t either.
You take that opportunity when you have it every single time. They’ll need a Brinks truck worth of picks to move off #1 overall.
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