Much of this can be attributed to Tom Modrak, the former VP of college scouting who joined the Bills in 2001. The obvious caveat to these points is that hindsight is 20/20, one only need to point at Tom Brady going in the 6th round for further proof. I do not really count that as a huge miss by the Bills since every team save one missed on him, and every team is grasping at straws after the fifth round. If you look at the players picked in the past Bills drafts, it is truly miraculous that this team could ever finish .500 or even go to the playoffs. Modrak was unceremoniously fired just after last years draft, but it was clear by the player selections that he did not have much of a say, and that it was Buddy Nix who was responsible for most of that draft.
I know that any team can play the What If scenario. I get it. Every team in every league of every sport misses on superstars at some point. Many times it’s a crapshoot any way you look at it. All of this is to offer one giant warning. Don’t look now Bills fans, but the biggest What If scenario yet is about to be something we see every Sunday for the next ten years. This one however, isn’t really our fault.