Best and Worst NFL Draft Picks for Each Team in the Past Decade

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Nov 30, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tackle Andrew Whitworth (77) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals

Best Pick – Andrew Whitworth, OT, 55th Overall in 2006

This was very hard as the Bengals have done an excellent job drafting in recent memory. A.J. Green and Geno Atkins came to mind for this pick, but Andrew Whitworth has been the epitome of consistency for the Bengals offensive line. He has developed into a legitimate top five offensive tackle into the NFL, rarely allowing pressure on his pass blocks while blasting open huge running lanes.

Other selections considered:

Leon Hall 18th, in 2007

Geno Atkins, DT, 120th Overall in 2010

A.J. Green, WR, 4th Overall in 2011

Andy Dalton, QB, 35th Overall in 2011

Worst Pick – Keith Rivers, LB, 9th Overall in 2008

Keith Rivers was an extremely talented linebacker during his time at USC, and early in his rookie year it looked like that talent would translate to the NFL level.

The he met Hines Ward.

I’m a firm believer that this hit ended whatever potential Keith Rivers had. He suffered a shattered jaw and missed the remainder of the season; he never seemed to truly recover from this hit. He only lasted two more seasons with the Bengals before he was traded to the New York Giants. He currently plays for the Buffalo Bills.

Other selections considered:

Chris Perry, RB, 26th Overall in 2004

David Pollack, LB, 17th Overall in 2005