Bengals Often Find Gems In The Second Round

Its a well-documented fact that the Bengals are notoriously bad at making good on first-round picks.  Busts seem to outnumber hits by a 2-to-1 margin.  For every Carson Palmer, there’s a David Klingler and an Akili Smith.  For every Willie Anderson, there’s a Ki-Jana Carter or Chris Perry.  Its a part of the stenchy mystique of Cincinnati football; it is the closing arguments when discussing the legendary ineptitude of owner Mike Brown.

However, it should be noted for the record that the Bengals are very successful in round two.  Some names that have been Bengal second-round picks:

  • WR Chris Collinsworth
  • QB Boomer Esiason
  • WR Chad Johnson (Ochocinco)
  • RB Corey Dillon
  • S Tommy Casanova
  • TE Dan Ross
  • WR Tim McGee
  • CB Eric Thomas
  • RB Ickey Woods
  • WR Carl Pickens
  • TE Tony McGee
  • WR Darnay Scott
  • OG Eric Steinbach
  • OT Andrew Whitworth
  • LB Rey Maualuga

This is a list of some of the greatest Bengals ever.  I would venture to say they’ve been their very best in round two.

So, as the second day begins, hope springs eternal in the hearts of Who-Dey Nation!


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