November 29, 2014

NFL DRAFT REWIND: 2005 ROUND 3

In the coming weeks leading up to the April 28th NFL Draft, I will be taking a look at past Bengals drafts during the Marvin Lewis era. Today’s I look back at the third round of the 2005 Bengals draft. The Bengals are coming off of back to back 8-8 seasons, and they have gained some national respectability. Carson Palmer is about to have his first Pro Bowl season, and the Bengals will end the 14 year playoff drought. The rest, as they say, is history…

Round 3: Chris Henry, WR, West Virginia. The Bengals star crossed draft continues with another talented player with lots of character concerns. Henry made big plays but stayed in trouble more often than not, and was suspended multiple times, including 8 games in 2007. Tragically, he died in a bizarre automobile incident in which he was thrown from a truck driven by his fiancée in 2009. Still, he is fondly remembered by his fans and the NFL Today did a touching piece in 2010 on the lives helped by the organs his family donated upon his death. Rest in peace, #15…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWG7nSKtEBQ