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Breaking down the Bengals first-round picks since 1990

In his latest ten-pack, Mike Florio ranks the top-ten biggest first-round busts in the last twenty years. You know that there's going to be Bengals players are there, don't you? But how many? Peter Warrick, David Klingler, Akili Smith.

Here's a look at all the Bengals first-round picks since 1990.

Season Player Notes
2008 Keith Rivers Recorded 50 tackles through seven starts before having season ended with a broken jaw.
2007 Leon Hall In two seasons, recorded eight interceptions
2006 Johnathan Joseph Recorded five interceptions three seasons in which he's played 39 games (30 starts). Returned a touchdown in 2008.
2005 David Pollack Recorded 28 tackles during his rookie season, starting five of 14 games played. Finished with 4.5 sacks before neck injury ended his playing career.
2004 Chris Perry Missed significant time in three of five seasons with Cincinnati. Recorded 83 receptions, 474 yards receiving and 606 yards rushing. Four career touchdowns (rushing and receiving).
2003 Carson Palmer God of the Golden Arms. In five seasons, recorded 107 touchdowns and 67 interceptions and 15,630 yards passing.
2002 Levi Jones Started at left tackle in 89 of 94 games played for seven seasons.
2001 Justin Smith Recorded 43.5 sacks in seven seasons with the Bengals.
2000 Peter Warrick Recorded 264 receptions in five seasons with the Bengals for 2,811 yards receiving and 18 touchdowns.
1999 Akili Smith Four seasons in the NFL, all with Cincinnati. Recorded five career touchdowns, 13 career interceptions and sacked 59 times (36 times in 2000)
1998 Takeo Spikes Recorded 564 tackles in five seasons with the Bengals, including 13 sacks and five interceptions.
1998 Brian Simmons Recorded 715 tackles in nine seasons with Cincinnati, including 11 interceptions and 23 sacks.
1997 Reinard Wilson Recorded 24 sacks in six seasons with Cincinnati.
1996 Willie Anderson Four-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro player.
1995 Ki-Jana Carter Recorded 747 yards rushing in four seasons with Cincinnati, missing his first season due to a major knee injury. Recorded 15 touchdowns in 1996 and 1997 combined.
1994 Dan Wilkinson Four seasons in Cincinnati. Registered 25 sacks and kind of left on bad terms.
1993 John Copeland Eight seasons in Cincinnati. Registered 24 sacks, including a season-high 9.0 in 1995.
1992 David Klingler Four seasons in Cincinnati. Threw 16 touchdowns and 22 interceptions, and sacked 87 times (or 3.6 times per-game started).
1991 Alfred Williams Four seasons in Cincinnati. Registered 26.5 sacks, including 10 in 1992 and 9.5 in 1994.
1990 James Francis Nine seasons with Cincinnati. Registered 33.0 sacks, including a season-high eight sacks his rookie season.