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Cincinnati Bengals: 10 Worst Draft Picks in Franchise History

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Cincinnati Bengals: 10 Worst Draft Picks in Franchise History
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Heath Shuler, Ryan Leaf, Curtis Enis, Tim Couch—the list goes on and on. 

There have been countless players who shined as the brightest stars in their college careers only to be drafted into difficult situations or suffer terrible luck in the professional ranks.

We know that each of these players have talent—hell, we watched them dominate their peers every Saturday afternoon in the fall. 

Couch, for example, threw for 4,275 yards and a 153.3 passer rating—in the SEC! He played six games against ranked opponents in his senior season, including a game against No. 1 Tennessee.

Couch obviously had talent; sometimes, it's not just the player—sometimes it's the team too.  

It should come as no surprise to anyone who follows professional football that the Cincinnati Bengals have suffered their fair share of bad draft choices. Some of the choices were reaches or miscalculations, some of them were good players who just weren’t placed in a position to succeed with such a horrible franchise and others just had terrible [spoken in Charles Barkley voice] luck.

Just terrible [Charles Barkley voice again]. Terrible [I can't stop].

Okay, I'm done. 

Without further ado, I submit The 10 worst Bengals draft picks of all time.

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