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Ex Cincinnati QB Akili Smith One of the drafts biggest busts

In 1999 the Cincinnati Bengals were awarded the third pick in the NFL draft. Coming off a season where the team finished 3-13. The franchise desperately needed a player that could come in and get them out of the dark. That year the NFL Draft was loaded with potentially great quarterback prospects, and as we all know, a quarterback is the one player that has the ability to furnish...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals: 5 Unforgivable Draft Day Regrets

Raise your hands if you have owned (or still own) an Akili Smith football card. Lower your hands if you regret not selling them at its peak price, $12.50. That's enough exercise for today.Thanks--Football Card gods--you really had me there; I'd open up these "lucky packs" with glee, and became even more ecstatic when I revealed holographic pictures of these, ahem, "future greats...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft 2014: Top 10 Potential Early Round Bust Picks

Tony Mandarich, Mike Mamula, Akili Smith, Cade McCown. Four players who looked the part, acted the part and collected millions in the NFL for doing one thing - nothing.We all know the NFL is a crap shoot when it comes to the NFL Draft and finding the right fir for your franchise. For every Andrew Luck, there are 30 Heath Shulers. There is no rhyme or reason for success of failure...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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