HoosierCat Posted April 9, 2004 Report Share Posted April 9, 2004 Ol' RW is gettin' pumped up over on bengals.com. From his latest opus, a little peek back at what the Bengals have gotten the last times they've had a boatload of top-four-round picks:For nearly the first time since Bengals built the Super Bowl team of 1988, they have stockpiled at least six picks in the first four rounds of the NFL Draft. Friday’s trade for Broncos cornerback Deltha O’Neal also brought the Bengals an extra fourth-round pick, giving them six in the first four rounds for the first time since 1998. In the two previous drafts they did that, 1984 and 1986, they came up with eight starters or key special teamers in Super Bowl XXIII. Only one draftee from six of the first 105 picks in ’98 is still with the Bengals. Brian Simmons is left from the crop that included fellow linebackers Takeo Spikes and Steve Foley, cornerback Artrell Hawkins, guard Mike Goff and defensive tackle Glen Steele. But ’84 (six picks in the first 92) and ’86 (eight picks in the first 99) were huge. They chose a franchise quarterback in Boomer Esiason, a Pro Bowl safety in David Fulcher, a 1,000-yard receiver in Tim McGee, and a special teams staple in Stanford Jennings. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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