The Cincinnati Bengals have hit plenty of home runs in the NFL Draft over their storied history, and these next four guys represent the greatest of the great. Here's our list of the 4 Best NFL Draft Picks In Cincinnati Bengals Franchise History.
4. NT Tim Krumrie (#276 in 1983)
There's no defensive tackle in Bengals history that can match the intensity and pure production of the hard-nosed Krumrie. Inducted into the Bengals.com Hall of Fame in 2011, Krumrie played all out in every single one of the 188 games (4th most in team history) he suited up for Cincinnati. A true defensive anchor.
3. WR Cris Collinsworth (#37 in 1981)
Collinsworth was the first Bengals WR in history to post a 1,000-yard receiving season -- a feat he repeated three more times over the course of his stellar career for the Bengals. Now well-known for his work as an NFL broadcasting analyst, Collinsworth's fantasticly productive time in Cincy provided him a unique springboard into the national consciousness.
2. QB Ken Anderson (#67 in 1971)
Still the franchise's all-time passing yardage leader with 32,838, Anderson also holds the team record for career touchdown passes (197) and a litany of other statistical bests. Boomer Esiason may have gotten more press because of the team's overarching national reputation during that time, but Ken Anderson remains hands-down the best quarterback in franchise history.
1. OT Anthony Munoz (#3 in 1980)
He's the only Bengals player to have been inducted to Canton, and that's just the tip of the iceberg for one of the greatest philanthropists in the history of, not only the Bengals franchise, but the NFL. After making 11 straight Pro Bowls from 1981-91 as the dominant anchor of Cincinnati's offensive line, Munoz took to helping area kids with his work with the Munoz Foundation.Back to the Cincinnati Bengals Newsfeed