Bengals' Best and Worst NFL Draft Picks Since 2003

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Nov 18, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) escapes a tackle from Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga (58) during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Worst

Rey Maualuga (2008)

Since being moved from outside linebacker to middle linebacker, times have been rough for poor Maualuga, especially in 2012. He was the lone weakness in a pretty solid linebacking corps for the Bengals. He missed a lot of tackles and looked lost and confused at times.

 

Jordan Shipley (2010)

This kid showed quite a bit of promise as a slot receiver coming out of Texas, but he got hurt and was never heard from again in Cincinnati……………….

 

Carson Palmer (Yes, he goes in both categories)

I know what you are thinking, I am contradicting myself, but Palmer did stab the Bengals in the back, as well as the Raiders and soon enough the Cardinals. He was a 4000 yard passer, and a 30 touchdown passer, but was also a 15 interception passer, and was quite injury prone. He had consistency issues. He had no mobility, and panicked a lot in the pocket. Sure, he was a great player for a few years, one of the best QBs in the league even, but he is gone now, and had bad times near the end, therefore, he is a waste. He did some things to get on my list of best draft picks, but did things to get on my list of worst draft picks.

 

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