Sunday, September 5, 2010


In 1985, the Buffalo Bills drafted Hall of Famer Bruce Smith, 7-time Pro Bowler Andre Reed, and Frank Reich, arguably one of the greatest back-up quarterbacks of all-time. Since , the Bills have drafted Mike Williams, Josh Reed, Justin Bannan, Willis McGahee, Chris Kelsay, Terrence McGee, Lee Evans, J.P. Losman, Tim Anderson, Tim Euhus, Roscoe Parrish, Kevin Everett, Duke Preston, Donte Whitner, Jonathan McCargo, Ashton Youboty, Ko Simpson, Marshawn Lynch, Paul Posluszny, Trent Edwards, Leodis McKelvin, James Hardy, Chris Ellie, Aaron Maybin, Eric Wood, and Jarius Byrd.

There is a legitimate argument to be made that the Bills did not draft a single player in eight years as good as any of those three players we picked in 1985. The best was, almost without question, Lee Evans, who shown flashes of brilliance, but, limited by mediocre-at-best quarterbacks and terrible offensive lines, has produced 340 receptions and 5356 yards in six years.

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