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The best 5th round pick in Bengals’ franchise history

Former voting winners...

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Round 1: A Munoz

Round 2: B Esiason 51%, C Johnson 23%, C Dillon 12%

Round 3: K Anderson 81%, D Fulcher 11%

Round 4: R Johnson 62%, D Peko 25%

(voting is still underway but Rudi has a huge lead, so I’m going to call it and move on to the 5th round)

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So on to the candidates:

Al Beauchamp LB, 1968 (#138 overall)

0 First Team All-Pro

0 Pro-Bowl

8 Years as a Starter

Played in the days before stats like tackles & sacks, but had a productive 9 years with 15 Int’s. Played 8 of his 9 seasons in Cincy before tasting a cup of coffee in St Louis before calling it quite. Totaled 125 games.

One of only 2 Bengals drafted in the 5th round with a decent “career average” rating from Pro Football Reference. Had a 58 rating (the third place person has a 25, and it gets worse from there).

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Barney Bussey DB, 1984 (#119 overall)

0 First Team All-Pro

0 Pro-Bowl

2 Years as a Starter

A backup defensive back for 7 seasons in Cincy, he spent his final 3 seasons in Tampa with 2 of them as a LB. Played in 144 career games, starting 45 of them.

Finished with 367 tackles, 10 Int’s, and 13.0 sacks

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Tom DeLeone C, 1972 (#106 overall)

0 First Team All-Pro

2 Pro-Bowl

8 Years as a Starter

Ohio kid via Ravenna and Ohio State, played 2 seasons in Cincy as a backup before having a long & productive career for the Browns. Played 13 total seasons in the NFL and 176 games (most of any 5th round pick by Cincy).

One of only 2 Bengals drafted in the 5th round with a decent “career average” rating from Pro Football Reference. Had a 49 rating (the third place person has a 25, and it gets worse from there).

One of only 2 players drafted in the 5th round to ever make a pro-bowl

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Marc Logan RB, 1987 (#130 overall)

0 First Team All-Pro

0 Pro-Bowl

3 Years as a Starter

Bounced around 4 different teams in an 11 year career playing RB, FB and kick returner.

Totalled 247 total yards in his 2 seasons in Cincy.

Only once topped 300 yards rushing in his career.

Finished with almost as many yards receiving 1,135 as rushing 1,391.

Finished with 18 total TD’s and 2,526 total yards with a 4.3 ypc.

Had 1 good season in 1989 as a kick returner averaging 25.5 yards per return.

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Pat McInally P/WR, 1975 (#120 overall)

1 First Team All-Pro

1 Pro-Bowl

10 Years as a Starter

Was the Bengals’ punter for 10 seasons with a career average of 41.9, and twice led the league in punting average with 43.1 in 1978 and 45.4 in 1981 (which was his pro-bowl year).

Made 700 total punts for 29,307 yards with a career long of 67 yards.

As a WR he caught 57 balls for 808 yards and 5 TD’s in his career.

One of only 2 players drafted in the 5th round to ever make a pro-bowl

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Casey Merrill DE, 1979 (#113 overall)

0 First Team All-Pro

0 Pro-Bowl

1 Years as a Starter

Never played for Cincy. Was mostly a backup DE who started 16 total games, he totaled 18.5 sacks mostly for Green Bay, and played briefly for the Giants and Saints.

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Haskel Stanback RB, 1974 (#114 overall)

0 First Team All-Pro

0 Pro-Bowl

3 Years as a Starter

Never played for Cincy, but spent his 6 year career in Atlanta. Only once topped 600 yards rushing.

Finished with 728 rushes for 2,662 (3.7) and 25 TD’s, along with 786 rec yards.

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Natu Tuatagaloa DE, 1989 (#138 overall)

0 First Team All-Pro

0 Pro-Bowl

1 Years as a Starter

Played his first 3 seasons in Cincy before moving on for his final 3 seasons.

Totaled 15.5 sacks and 94 tackles in his career.

Though born in the US, he was the forerunner of Marvin’s penchant for drafting defensive players with Samoan sounding names such as Domata Peko, Fanene, Maualuga, Toeaina, etc...

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Leon White LB, 1986 (#123 overall)

0 First Team All-Pro

0 Pro-Bowl

3 Years as a Starter

Started in 3 of his 8 seasons totaling 6.0 sacks and an unknown # of tackles, with 4 Int’s.

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