The Bengals Pipeline: From Georgia to Cincinnati

May 18, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

One of the novelties of the NFL is that occasionally the small school player emerges to make a huge impact.
Jerry Rice out of Mississippi Valley State.
Terrell Owens out of Chattanooga.
Ray Rice out of Rutgers (before Greg Schiano turned the program all the way around).
The Bengals have found a few gems from small schools in recent years but, more often, the powerhouse schools are represented most fully on NFL rosters: Southern Cal, Florida, Texas, Tennessee.
And then there's Georgia. 
There's something about the boys that play in the red clay that just works at the next level in Cincinnati. Since head coach Marvin Lewis came to Cincinnati in 2003, the Bengals have drafted a total of 91 players (excluding the 2013 class who has yet to see the field; 2013 had 10 draft picks). Of those draft picks, 19 of them never saw the field during a regular-season game as a Bengal. Either they were cut during training camp, battled injuries or simply weren't good e...

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