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The best "POST-7th round" pick in Bengals’ franchise history

Congrats to the following winners as being voted the best picks ever in their rounds as voted by the Cincy Jungle voters:

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: Rudi 59%, D Peko 26%

Round 5: P Inally 68%, T DeLone 14%, A Beauchamp 11%

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I’m skipping Round 6 & Round 7 as those rounds were discussed previously in a different set of posts by a different poster, so I’m moving on to the post-7th round selections.

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As some of you remember, the NFL draft used to be longer than its present 7-round format. In fact, it used to go on as long as 17 rounds. But over time the NFL shortened it until it reached its current length of 7 rounds. All of these guys listed below would have been UFA’s (undrafted free agents) in today’s 7 round draft.

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So in honor of those guys taken late, very late, in the draft.... this is your chance to vote for the best player that the Bengals’ franchise has ever drafted after round 7. I’m assuming this will turn out to be a 2-man race, but it will be interesting to see how it turns out.

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Here are the candidates



Boobie Clark FB, 1973 (12th round)

0 First Team All-Pro

0 Pro-Bowl

4 Years as a Starter

For those of you who do not know of him, yes, it’s Boobie, not Bobbie!

Played 6 of his 8 seasons in Cincy with his best season coming in his rookie year when he amassed 988 yards and 8 TD’s

Totaled 802 rushes for 3,032 yards (3.8ypc) with 25 TD’s.

Also had 157 rec, 1,197 rec yd and 2 rec TD in 94 games.

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Greg Coleman P, 1976 (14th round)

0 First Team All-Pro

0 Pro-Bowl

12 Years as a Starter

Never played for Cincy in his 12 year career in which he averaged 40.6 yards on his punt attempts.

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Dave Green P/K, 1972 (17th round, #418 overall)

0 First Team All-Pro

0 Pro-Bowl

6 Years as a Starter

The lowest drafted player by the Bengals to ever play in a game as the 418 overall selection.

He played in 76 games.

He spent 6 seasons (2 in Cincy) as a punter & kicker.

Finished with a 53.5% FG accuracy on 43 attempts, 86.2% EXP, and a 40.1 punt average on 446 punts.

The jack of all trades, but master of none, he also attempted 3 rushes, had 8 passing attempts and 1 reception in addition to his punting & kicking.

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Bruce Kozerski C, 1984 (9th round)

0 First Team All-Pro

0 Pro-Bowl

9 Years as a Starter

Spent all 12 of his NFL seasons in Cincy, and was a starter in of those 12 years.

Versatile lineman who played C, LG, RG and RT in his career.

Racked up 172 games played.

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Tim Krumrie NT, 1983 (10th round)

1 First Team All-Pro

2 Pro-Bowl

10 Years as a Starter

Spent his entire 12 year career in Cincy, accumulating a whopping 188 games in that span.

He totaled 1,008 tackles and 34.5 sacks over his career.

Generated a ton of tackles for a NT, and averaged 92 per season as a starter with a high of 152 tackles in his First Team All-Pro season of 1988.

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Doug Pelfrey K, 1993 (8th round)

0 First Team All-Pro

0 Pro-Bowl

7 Years as a Starter

From Ft. Thomas, KY, Pelfrey spent 7 seasons as the Bengals’ kicker during their era of ineptitude (1990’s). He connected on 77.3% of his FGA’s with 153 of 198 made, and on 97.1% of his XPA’s.

He was only 13 of 16 on XPA’s his rookie season and he only connected on over 80% of his FGA’s in only 3 of his 7 seasons, and never 85% or better. By comparison Nugent has only missed 3 XPA’s in his career.

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Jimmy Smith TE, 1968 (17th round, #462 overall)

0 First Team All-Pro

0 Pro-Bowl

0 Years as a Starter

He never played in a game...so why did I list him? Basically, only because I’m honoring him as the lowest overall drafted player by the Bengals as the 462nd overall pick in the 1968 draft.

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Bob Trumpy TE, 1968 (12th round)

1 First Team All-Pro

4 Pro-Bowl

10 Years as a Starter

Spent all 10 years of his career in Cincy as a starting TE. Made the pro-bowl in his first 3 seasons.

His all-pro season he totaled 37 receptions for 835 yards (22.6) and 9 TD’s.

For his 128 game career he had 298 rececptions for 4,600 yards and 35 TD’s

His #’s are decent for a TE today, but pretty good for a TE 40 years ago.

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Stan Walters T, 1972 (9th round)

0 First Team All-Pro

2 Pro-Bowl

9 Years as a Starter

He spent 3 years in Cincy as a backup OT before finishing his career with 9 years in Philly as their starting LT. His 2 pro-bowl seasons were with Philly.

He totaled 153 games in his 12 year career

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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