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First-round quarterbacks aren't sure things

...guy named Brett Favre in 1991. Leaf, of course, is not the only quarterback bust: Rick Mirer, Jim Druckenmiller, Akili Smith, Cade McNown, Dave Brown, Marinovich and McGwire are all long gone or at the end of some bench. Yes, drafting is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/22/pro_413083.shtml
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Pair of rookies proving reliable

...college reputation will get you nowhere in the NFL. A look at past first-round rookie busts such as Ki-Jana Carter, Akili Smith, Ryan Leaf, Blair Thomas and Peter Warrick and you'll have all the proof you need. Even perennial superstars Peyton...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/14/pro_431280.shtml
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No longer a must to draft QBs in first round

...Mirer, Ryan Leaf, Heath Shuler, Dan McGwire, Todd Marinovich, Jim Druckenmiller, David Klingler, Cade McNown, Akili Smith and a host of other first-round flops. Thank you, Kurt Warner, Tom Brady, Aaron Brooks, Marc Bulger, A.J...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/20/pro_370283.shtml
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Vick leaves brass with few options

...football field. The starter by default is the most disappointing top-five draft choice this side of Ryan Leaf and Akili Smith. The next two quarterbacks on the depth chart are a guy who hasn't played in five years and a youngster who's never...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/08/21/pro_140478.shtml
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Overtime

...receivers to free agency during the offseason. The Green Bay Packers agreed to terms Friday with free-agent quarterback Akili Smith. The former Cincinnati Bengal was placed on waivers last week, ending his four-year career there. The 6-foot-3...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/14/oth_378486.shtml
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Overtime

...ranked 13th nationally and holds the school record at 5-11. NFL Bengals' Smith let go from Cincinnati Quarterback Akili Smith's four frustrating years with the Cincinnati Bengals ended Monday as new coach Marvin Lewis continued to remake the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/03/oth_377437.shtml
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The Bengals are on the clock. Do they want to be?

...round while Jon Kitna tries to help the Bengals approach .500. They already have been burned with a high-pick QB - Akili Smith, third overall in 1999. Even Smith acknowledges that. "It's been the worst script in the history of quarterbacks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/23/pro_370554.shtml
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Oregon QB is not to be overlooked

...linebacker Casey Matthews.Thomas has completed 195 of 321 passes for 2,518 yards and 28 touchdowns, four shy of Akili Smith's 1998 single-season school record. Thomas also has run for 563 yards and five scores.More importantly, he has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2010-12-26/oregon-qb-not-be-overlook
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A look at the NFL, week 3

...0-2) at Carolina Panthers (0-2) 1 p.m. Cincinnati won't know if it's going with Jeff Blake or rookie Akili Smith at quarterback until kickoff. If Bengals give the ball to running back Corey Dillon enough, it might not matter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/09/26/pro_271426.shtml
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Bailey goes 7th to Redskins

...Bailey didn't follow the lead of the nation's other top-rated players like Kentucky's Tim Couch, Oregon's Akili Smith and Texas' Ricky Williams by going to New York City for the NFL's official draft party. On a day defined by decisions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/18/oth_259346.shtml
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