Ken Riley Tabbed Biggest Draft Steal in the History of Bengals

Ken Riley is one of the best defenders to eve dawn the Bengals stripes, but it took six rounds for his name to finally be called in the NFL Draft.

The Bengals have made  living in recent NFL draft by finding impact players in the latter rounds who ended up being huge steals. From Geno Atkins (4th round), to Marvin Jones (5th), to even back to T.J. Housmanzedah (7th), the Bengals have nailed it with some of their picks late in the draft.

But the greatest draft steal in the franchise's history is a cornerback from Florida A&M, who Cincinnati stole in the 6th round of the 1969 draft.

That man was cornerback Ken Riley, who Russell Baxter of the Bleacher Report believes is the biggest steal in the history of the Bengals franchise.

Some players just have a nose for the football. For Ken Riley, he just knew where to be at the right time.

Only four players in NFL history have totaled more interceptions than Riley (65). Paul Krause (81), Emlen Tunnell (79), Rod Woodson (71) and Dick "Night Train" Lane (68) are all members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Riley is not. Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com talks about the former sixth-round draft choice from Florida A&M, who earned First-Team All-Pro honors once (1983, his final season) but was never named to a Pro Bowl in 15 campaigns.

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