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Postby Dazedncnfz » Fri Apr 25, 2003 12:36 pm

The Bengals dismal recent history can be traced in large part to their failures in the NFL draft. Remember Ki-Jana Carter? What about Dan Wilkinson? The Bengals had back-to-back No. 1 picks in 1994 and 1995, something that could have provided the team with a foundation for the future. Instead, Carter was a bust, and while solid, Wilkinson was hardly the dominant force the Bengals expected him to be.

Since 1992, Cincinnati has never chosen lower than 14th overall -- including nine top-10 and two overall No. 1 picks -- and the names do not inspire a Hall of Fame buzz: David Klingler, John Copeland, Wilkinson, Carter, Willie Anderson, Reinard Wilson, Takeo Spikes, Akili Smith, Peter Warrick, Justin Smith and Levi Jones.

Below are all the players the Bengals selected in the draft from 1992-2001 (it's too soon to criticize or praise the 2002 draft) along with the seasons they played in Cincinnati.

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Postby Canadian Seahawk » Fri Apr 25, 2003 12:43 pm

WOW
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Postby 9er Fan » Fri Apr 25, 2003 12:47 pm

If you took all the players drafted in the 1st round since 1992, put their names in 10 hats (one for each year), and had a trained monkey pick one name from each hat, you'd end up with a list of players significantly better than what Cincy has done.
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Postby Indy Dragons » Fri Apr 25, 2003 12:53 pm

I'm always amazed at how much $$ teams can spend on scouting, combines, etc. and still not be able to tell if a player will be good in the NFL (or any other sport for that matter).

I wonder how many Awesome players have fallen to later rounds, or not drafted at all, because they were not deemed NFL material according to the 'experts'. I know of one great example off the top of my head, and that would be Terrell Davis - I believe he was a SIXTH round pick!!


What a waste of $$ on scouting. I've never been paid a dime for my scouting services, and figure I could have done at least as good as the Bengals have done.
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Postby DraftDodger » Fri Apr 25, 2003 3:18 pm

Here's a good article exploring many of the myths behind "Great" and "Awful" draft picks:

http://archive.profootballweekly.com/content/archives/features_1998/buchsbaum_060199.asp
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Postby Homeless » Fri Apr 25, 2003 3:37 pm

Ouch ! poor Duke, hit below the belt by Dazey LOL
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Postby VIPER » Fri Apr 25, 2003 4:44 pm

Well...maybe Marvin will turn everything around. ;-7
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Postby Canadian Seahawk » Fri Apr 25, 2003 4:48 pm

that was a good find DD. ;-D
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Postby Slingblade » Fri Apr 25, 2003 6:09 pm

VIPER wrote:Well...maybe Marvin will turn everything around. ;-7


i dont think god could turn it around
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Postby terpfan » Fri Apr 25, 2003 9:33 pm

9er Fan wrote:If you took all the players drafted in the 1st round since 1992, put their names in 10 hats (one for each year), and had a trained monkey pick one name from each hat, you'd end up with a list of players significantly better than what Cincy has done.

lol, i think thats true too.
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