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Why The Bengals Didn't Announce Their Pick Immediately

A general photo of a Cincinnati Bengals helmet on the field.

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 10: A Cincinnati Bengals helmet is seen on the field before the Bengals take on the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on September 10, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Anyone who hasn't been living under a rock knew that Cincinnati would select Joe Burrow with the top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, and yet, the team didn't immediately announce their selection.

Burrow has all the tools necessary to revitalize Cincinnati's franchise, so why aren't the Bengals virtually rushing to the podium with their pick? Well, it turns out the submission process for the team is not as fast as it used to be.

According to ESPN reporter Dianna Russini, the Bengals wanted to submit their selection to the league quickly, but TV has slowed them down a bit.

Ultimately, Bengals head coach Zac Taylor will call Burrow to let him know he's the first overall pick and director of player personnel Duke Tobin will submit the pick to the NFL.

At the end of the day, the Bengals went with the former LSU quarterback.

Burrow had a season for the ages in 2019, leading the Tigers to a national title and winning the Heisman Trophy in an absolute landslide.

The only downside to this pick for Cincinnati is that it took a decent amount of time. Hopefully for fans all across the country, this draft process doesn't result in every pick taking over 10 minutes.