Bengals Poised To Take Burrow, As Dalton's Future Remains In Limbo

Other than the possibility that there might be a technological glitch or two during the NFL's first ever 'virtual' draft Thursday, there's not expected to be much drama when the Cincinnati Bengals pick number one. The Bengals have been on the clock since the season ended and from that moment, it has been a forgone conclusion that former Buckeye, and LSU national championship and Heisman winning quarterback Joe Burrow will be the selection. There have been reports that the Miami Dolphins, with three first round picks and plenty of other draft capital, might make an offer Cincinnati can't refuse, but longtime Bengals analyst Dave Lapham doesn't think so. Lapham joined 610 WTVN's Joel Riley Monday to discuss Thursday's opening round, the expectations for Joe Burrow in Cincinnati, the future of current starting quarterback Andy Dalton and much more. While Lapham is not expecting a surprise trade at the top of the draft, he made the excellent point that with the Bengals holding the first pick Friday when rounds two and three are selected and Saturday at the top of round four, you could see Cincy load up on picks as teams have a night to look at the draft board and potentially be motivated to move up. We'll have to see what happens but certainly Cincinnati is in a good position to make itself better this weekend. Lap always is entertaining and informative and he was again on Monday. If you want to listen to our conversation, click here to go to Joel's podcast page.