12. Archie Griffin (2,808)
Bengals RB from 1976-1982
In 1976, the Bengals spent their first-round pick (24th overall) on Archie Griffin out of Ohio State. He never led the team in rushing yards during his seven-year career (all spent with Cincinnati) but was a decent backup.
As a rookie in ’76, Griffin rushed for 625 yards and three touchdowns. He entered a touchdown drought after his rookie season, not finding the end zone again until the 1981 season when he also made three trips into the end zone.
Despite the lack of touchdowns, Griffin was still productive during that time and had a career-high of 688 yards in 1979.
While he never was a superstar, the numbers that Archie Griffin put up during his Bengals career are still good for 12th all-time in rushing yards.