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Saw a thread on FB Bengals group asking for opinions on what draft pick turned out to be the biggest flop in franchise history.

Picks like Akili Smith, John Ross, David Klinger, Billy Price etc.

From someone who's been following since franchise birth, I don't see any pick playing out any worse than the 1976 first round pick of Archie Griffin, TWO TIME HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER!!

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I don’t know about the worse but there have been some great draft picks over the years.  
 

Munoz, Green, Chase those dudes were expected to be franchise changers and proved 1st season.    Shame AJ never got Super Bowl.

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Akili Smith, not just because he busted but looking at what might have been with the Saints deal. Rumor has it that they offered the Bengals more than they ended up giving the WFT  (6 picks in that years draft, a first and third in the next year's) to move down to 12.  What could we have done with that haul????

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Agree with Akili Smith.  That pick fucked this franchise over in more than one way.
The ultimate, "What could have been" situation.

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 Burrow was another great pick.    But getting QBs like Boomer and Dalton in the 2nd rounds was a great piece of drafting. 

 

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39 minutes ago, TJJackson said:

biggest bust was Greg Cook

The player or the poster?

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Just think if they would have convinced Boomer to stick around.   Went with Troy Vincent,  Daryl Williams and Carl Pickens?  

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Tie between Cook and Akili.  The combined trauma from those two epic busts gave Mike PTSD and I think affected his team building strategy for years.  And not for the better.  

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