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Old 06-03-2008, 12:58 PM   #1
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Default Bengals 2005 Draft

Has to be one of the worst drafts ever

Round 1....David Pollack LB
Bengals | Pollack to retire
Tue, 22 Apr 2008 09:25:41 -0700
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis announced Tuesday, April 22, that LB David Pollack (neck) will retire. Pollack suffered a broken neck while making a tackle Sept. 17 of 2006. Lewis said Pollack told him that he was not comfortable with his neck medically despite being cleared to play
Round 2 ....Odell Thurman MLB
| Bengals. Team waives Thurman
Mon, 19 May 2008 08:25:44 -0700
The Cincinnati Bengals announced Monday, May 19, that they have officially released LB Odell Thurman. "The NFL provided Odell the opportunity to earn his way back onto our team, but we have not seen the right steps taken by him," head coach Marvin Lewis said. "With our offseason work in progress and new talent added at our linebacker position, we've determined it's best to keep moving in a direction that does not include Odell."
Round 3... Chris Henry WR
Bengals | Team waives Henry
Thu, 3 Apr 2008 08:49:29 -0700
The Cincinnati Bengals announced Thursday, April 3, that the team waived WR Chris Henry

Round 4...Eric Ghiaciuc C
Bengals | Team may look for bigger center in free agency
Fri, 25 Jan 2008 12:23:21 -0800
Mark Curnutte, of The Cincinnati Enquirer, reports the Cincinnati Bengals may look for a bigger center during free agency because word is emerging C Eric Ghiaciuc may be too small to withstand the push from defensive tackles

Round 5... Adam Kieft T
Bengals | Team will not tender Kieft
Thu, 28 Feb 2008 11:17:26 -0800
The Cincinnati Bengals will not send a tender offer to OT Adam Kieft. Kieft will be eligible to negotiate with any NFL team starting Friday, Feb. 29.

Round 6....Tab Perry
Dolphins | Perry waived
Thu, 29 May 2008 08:47:21 -0700
Harvey Fialkov, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports the Miami Dolphins have waived WR Tab Perry (Achilles'). Perry will receive an injury settlement from the team because he was waived injured. (Picked up by Dlophins after Cincy let him go)

Round 7...Jonathan Fanene
Bengals | Team re-signs Fanene
Tue, 26 Feb 2008 13:16:14 -0800
The Cincinnati Bengals announced Tuesday, Feb. 26, that the team re-signed DL Jonathan Fanene to a three-year deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. (Has a grand total of 12 tackles since drafted)

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Who Dey indeed
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What an amazingly terrible draft. This perfectly reflects how bad the orginazation and team is
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Amazing how fine of a line there is between potentially being one of the best Bengals drafts in history and one of the worst.

Obviously Pollack's situation was a freak accident, can't fault anyone there. Odell and Henry could have been great players, but they were both too stupid to realize their own potential. Of course the Bengals have to shoulder some blame as well for taking chances on both of them in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. I'm glad the Bengals now are at least waiting until the 5th, 6th, 7th rounds before they start taking those types of gambles.

Adam Kieft had a lot of potential and a lot of size, but missed his entire rookie season due to injury and never really stayed healthy after that. Tab Perry is a similar story, except he actually produced for the Bengals, setting team records as a kick returner. However, he suffered a major hip injury and never completely recovered, not to mention he just tore his achilles after the Dolphins picked him up.

Eric Ghiaciuc and Jonathan Fanene are still with the team. Ghiaciuc is a starter, but this year will be his make-or-break season; he'll have to prove that he can hold up against the big nose tackles of the AFC North. Fanene might actually end up being the most productive player from that draft, ironically. He caught the injury bug early in his career, but he has a high motor, good physical skills, and can play both DT and DE. He'll be in the defensive line rotation for Cincy this year.

This draft is only a reflection of what has killed Cincy as a team over the past few years...injuries and bad character.
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at the time it must have been a great draft for the bengals just as cantstop85 had pointed out...

looking at it now i've seen almost everyone (except for that OT) play a down against us and each did their part.

if they stayed healthy, and actually used their brains off the field it could've been some special draft...
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That year was a wasted draft for them had some good players but most are gone now.
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