Looking Back to the Present: Grading the Bengals’ 2006 Draft

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Published: May 4, 2009


... high marks for their 2009 class. Despite character questions for several of their picks (a merry-go-round the Bengals just can’t seem to get off), national pundits generally believe Marvin Lewis and Mike Brown put together a good group of rookies.

But the truth is we won’t know whether they’re right until 2012. The same experts who give out their grades the day after the draft happily tell you a draft can’t be properly graded for three years.

So as the Bengals Class of ’09 wraps up its first mini-camp, I thought I’d have a look at the players who did the same thing three years ago.


No. 1: Johnathan Joseph CB:

I was for picking Ohio State C Nick Mangold with this selection, since Rich Braham was on his last legs, but Joseph rapidly...

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