2015: The draft that crippled the Bengals

Ever stop to consider how a poor draft can cripple a franchise? 

The Bengals made the playoffs for five consecutive seasons from 2011-2015 and compiled a regular season record of 52-27-1 (.656).

If you are not going to be a big player in free agency an organization has to hit on the draft. Check out the swing and misses of 2015.

Round 1, pick No. 21: Cedric Ogbuehi, OL, Texas A&M

Round 2, pick No. 53: Jake Fisher, OL, Oregon

Round 3, pick No. 85: Tyler Kroft, TE, Rutgers

Round 3, pick No. 99: Paul Dawson, LB, TCU

Round 4, pick No. 120: Josh Shaw, DB, USC

Round 4, pick No. 135: Marcus Hardison, DL, Arizona State

Round 5, pick No. 157,  C.J. Uzomah, TE, Auburn

Round 6, pick No. 197, Derron Smith, DB, Fresno State

Round 7, pick No. 238, Mario Alford, WR, West Virginia

Add in the free agent decision on Andrew Whitworth and is it any wonder the Bengals are in the position they are in?

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister covers everything in Cincinnati sports! Host of sports talk on Cincinnati News Radio 700WLW and ESPN 1530! Read more

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