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1968 AFL Expansion Draft - January 21

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PlayerPositionCollegeAFL Team
Dan Archer*TOregonOakland Raiders
Estes Banks*RBColoradoOakland Raiders
Joe BellinoRBNavyBoston Patriots
Jim BoudreauxDTLouisiana TechBoston Patriots
Dan Brabham*LBArkansasHouston Oilers
Solomon BrannanDBMorris BrownN.Y. Jets
Bill BrownTTexas-El PasoN.Y. Jets
Gary BugenhagenTSyracuseBuffalo Bills
Frank Buncom*LBSouthern CaliforniaSan Diego Chargers
Chris BurfordSEStanfordKansas City Chiefs
Bobby BurnettRBArkansasBuffalo Bills
J.D. GarrettRBGramblingBoston Patriots
Cookie GilchristRBN/ADenver Broncos
White Graves*DBLouisiana StateBoston Patriots
Jim Griffin*DEGramblingSan Diego Chargers
Ron HallDBMissouri ValleyBoston Patriots
Sherrill Headrick*LBTexas ChristianKansas City Chiefs
Bobby Hunt*DBAuburnKansas City Chiefs
Joe Bob IsbellGHoustonHouston Oilers
Nate JohnsRBSan Diego StateOakland Raiders
Willie Lee Jones*DEKansas StateHouston Oilers
Mike KelloggRBSanta ClaraDenver Broncos
Charlie King*DBPurdueBuffalo Bills
Frank MarshRBOregon StateSan Diego Chargers
John Matlock*CMiami (Fla.)N.Y. Jets
Pat Matson*GOregonDenver Broncos
Pete Perreault*GBoston UniversityN.Y. Jets
Bob PooleTEClemsonHouston Oilers
Al ReynoldsGTarkioKansas City Chiefs
Andy Rice*DTTexas SouthernHouston Oilers
Bob SchmidtTMinnesotaBuffalo Bills
Rod Sherman*FLSouthern CaliforniaOakland Raiders
Richard SlighDTN.C. CentralOakland Raiders
Fletcher Smith*DBTennessee StateKansas City Chiefs
Henry SorrellLBTenn.-ChattanoogaDenver Broncos
Dick Van RaaphorstPKOhio StateSan Diego Chargers
Jim WaskiewiczC/LBWichita StateN.Y. Jets
Ernie Wright*TOhio StateSan Diego Chargers
Lonnie WrightDBColorado StateDenver Broncos
Rich ZecherDTUtah StateBuffalo Bills

*NOTES: On Jan. 21, the Bengals selected 40 players in an expansion draft, taking five from each AFL team except Miami (the Dolphins were exempt because they had their inaugural season themselves just two years earlier in 1966). An asterisk (*) denotes a player who made the Bengals' all-time roster.

1968 AFL/NFL Draft - January 30-31

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Bob Johnson1CTennessee*2
(sent to Miami in trade on 12-26-67)1*27
Bill Staley2aDE/TUtah State*28
(sent to Miami in trade on 12-26-67)2*54
Tom Smiley2bRBLamar*55
Gary Davis3aQBVanderbilt*56
Paul Robinson3bRBArizona*82
Dale Livingston3cP/PKWestern Michigan*83
Jess Phillips4aDBMichigan State*84
Warren McVea4bRBHouston*109
(sent to Denver in trade on 1-22-68)4*111
Dave Middendorf5aGWashington State*112
(expansion pick acquired from Denver Broncos; then sent to Buffalo in trade on 1-30-68)5*114
Al Beauchamp5bLBSouthern University*138
Howard Fest6aTTexas*139
Bill Kendricks (expansion pick acquired from Boston Patriots)6bDTAlabama A&M*143
John Neidert (expansion pick acquired from Buffalo Bills6cLBLouisville*145
Dewey Warren (expansion pick acquired from San Diego Chargers)6dQBTennessee*155
Essex Johnson (expansion pick acquired from N.Y. Jets)6eRBGrambling*156
Elmo Maples (expansion pick acquired from Kansas City Chiefs)6fWRSouthern University*158
Sidney Ellis (expansion pick acquired from Houston Oilers)6gDBJackson State*160
Monk Williams (expansion pick acquired from Oakland Raiders)6hRBArkansas AM&N*163
Jim Johnson6iDBSouth Carolina State*165
Steve Smith7aTEMiami (Fla.)*166
Wes Bean7bLBGrambling*192
Harry Gunner8aLBOregon State*193
Ed Brantley8bTNorth Texas State*219
Phil Johnson9aDBLong Beach State*220
Steve Hanrahan9bDTWeber State*246
Wayne Patrick10aRBLousiville*247
James Russell10bTENorth Texas State*273
Wally Scott11aCBArizona*274
Jeff Banks11bLBPacific*300
Bob Trumpy12aTEUtah*301
Harold Jones12bTGrambling*327
James Bivins13aLBTexas Southern*328
Ted Washington13bRBSan Diego State*354
Les Webster14aRBIowa State*355
Steve Lewicke14bDETexas-El Paso*381
Harvey Palmore15aGMorgan State*382
Joe Mira15bWRMiami (Fla.)*408
James Williams16aDBAlcorn A&M*409
Brown Marks16bLBIndiana*435
Don Manning17aLBUCLA*436
James Smith17bTEJackson State*462

*NOTES: The expansion Bengals received the second and last choices in Round 1; the first and last choices in Rounds 2-17; one additional choice at the end of Rounds 2-4; and all AFL six-round selections except Miami's (Cincinnati received Denver's fifth-round pick in lieu of their sixth-rounder because the Broncos previously had sent their sixth-rounder to Miami in a 1967 trade; the Dolphins were exempt from having to surrender their sixth-round pick because they had their inaugural season themselves just two years earlier in 1966). Oakland had the No. 108 overall choice in Round 4 but passed twice, allowing Green Bay to move from No. 109 to 108 and Cincinnati to move from No. 110 to 109. The Bengals' No. 462 pick was the last selection of the 1968 AFL/NFL draft.

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