If they feel the play makers they covet will be available at No.44, because of the additional second round pick at No.44, they can afford to trade down to 55. Last year, Ballard refused to do that and felt like Rock-Ya-Sin wouldn't be there if he dropped down further and stood pat at No.34. He could very well do the same if the guy he wants at No.34 is someone he does not think will be there at No.44. However, if he feels he has 2 or 3 guys that he is targeting at No.34, and one of whom they think will be there at No.44, I definitely see him making the trade down.
Mel Kiper stops dying his hair and shows up with buzz cut at the draft.
Bengals trade #1 pick to [insert team name] and get first round picks in the next 2 drafts, and other 2nd rounders in this and future drafts. They still suck in 2020 and end up with the #1 pick again and take Joey Lawrence, who they wanted all along since he's used to wearing an orange uniform.