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Looking back: 2005 Draft

After releasing Odell Thurman, of the seven draft picks, only Eric Ghiaciuc and Jonathan Fanene remain. Chris Henry and Odell Thurman were released for some mythical zero-tolerance policy that still doesn't apply to incoming players. David Pollack and Adam Kieft are currently out due to injury. Tab Perry joined the Miami Dolphins.

Some have called that draft a disaster. I agree to a small degree. In 2005, players in that draft helped the Bengals make the playoffs. Since, while Thurman was suspended and Pollack was on IR (mixed with a Henry suspension here and there), the Bengals have been 15-17 -- which is the justified point of disaster.

Dave does a great job documenting the Bengals draft o' futility.

We'll discuss more later.