I'm sure by now that you've noticed Josh's new series of posts in which he's counting down the biggest draft busts in Bengals history. So far he's named David Pollack (No. 10), Peter Warrick (No. 9), Ki-Jana Carter (No. 8) and Archie Griffin (No. 7) to his list.
Well Cincy Jungle isn't the only SB Nation blog that is counting down their top-10 draft busts. Bleeding Green Nation, a Philadelphia Eagles blog, is doing the same thing and their No. 7 draft bust is the Bengals own Bobbie Williams.
While Williams has been a solid producer in the Bengals interior line and has become one of the locker room leaders, some believe that the Eagles drafting him was a mistake.
As a second round pick, a team is expecting to get a starter. For an offensive lineman, he really should be starting quickly if not right away. Unfortunately, Williams spent his entire rookie season inactive. In 2001, he was active just once, starting the final game of the year. In 2002, he was often active but never started a game. So as an offensive lineman taken in the second round, Williams had started one game in his first three years. In 2003, Williams failed to earn a starting job out of camp, but did end up as a starter after Jermaine Mayberry was injured in the fifth game of the season.
He left in free agency the following offseason. For a second round pick, the Eagles got 12 career starts in four years. The Bengals however, got 109 starts out of him...