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The reason the Bengals selected Ja’Marr Chase and not an offensive lineman

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When the Cincinnati Bengals selected former LSU football wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase with the No. 5 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, it wasn’t a total shock.

Chase, after all, was college teammates with Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow.

Reuniting the duo — considering their incredible success together at LSU in 2019 — makes sense.

There are plenty of folks, however, that feel like the Bengals should’ve selected an offensive lineman instead of a wide receiver.

Cincinnati’s offensive line wasn’t very good last season.