June 26, 2017


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 rounds 4-5 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 4: Eric Ghiaciuc, C, Central Michigan. The heir apparent to Rich Braham apparently wasn’t quite as good, but he was a starter for a couple of years until he left as a free agent in 2009.

Round 5: Adam Kieft, T, Central Michigan. Paul Alexander went to his alma-mater for back to back picks, but Kieft was often injured and was out of the league by 2008.