Finally we've reached, what I consider, the worst pick taken by an AFC North team since the 1967 NFL merger.
1999 was dubbed the second "year of the quarterback," with the number two bust in this ranking going first overall. Five total quarterbacks were taken in the first round.
Akili Smith was the third of these quarterbacks and the third overall selection behind Couch and Donovan McNabb.
Cincinnati, before the draft, turned down the Saints' offer, which would have landed them nine extra draft picks and opted to take the highly athletic, yet largely unproven Smith from Oregon.
Smith missed a major chunk of the offseason due to a contract dispute. It really hurt him down the road.
In four years with the Bengals, Smith threw for over 1,000 yards once, passed for five touchdowns and won just three games.
His final career numbers: four seasons, 17 starts, 2,212 pass yards, five pass touchdowns, 13 interceptions and a 46.6 completion percentage.
Smith failed at making the Packers roster in 2003 and finished out his career in NFL Europe and Canada. He finally hung it up in 2007.