We shouldn't be surprised. The Bengals selected a talented player that had major off the field issues during the NFL draft process. Andre Smith, the left tackle from Alabama, went number 6 to the Bengals. To be fair, Smith was an outstanding player who was well-liked inside the Alabama locker room. Nonetheless, he was suspended for his final bowl game in college and went MIA at the NFL combine. Eugene Monroe, a left tackle from Virginia, was rated higher on most draft boards and is an outstanding character guy. Maybe he would have been a better choice. What can I say? It's the Bengals.
Speaking of terrible franchises, the Raiders just took Darrius Heyward-Bay over Michael Crabtree and Jeremy Maclin. Al Davis fail.