Buffalo Bills: 15 best first-round draft picks of all-time

Jim Kelly, Buffalo Bills. Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart /Allsport
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Henry Jones, Buffalo Bills
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Strong safety Henry Jones is the first former All-Pro with the Bills that makes the list here at No. 11. Jones played 10 of his 12 NFL seasons with the Bills from 1991 to 2000. His decade with Buffalo began when Pro Football Hall of Fame general manager Bill Polian took him with the No. 26 overall pick in the 1991 NFL Draft.

Buffalo was coming off its first trip to the Super Bowl in franchise history. It would also be the closest the Bills have come to winning the Lombardi Trophy. If Scott Norwood’s kick would have been a tad more to the left. Anyway, Polian was able to get nearly immediate production out of Jones in his defensive backfield.

Jones’ best season came as a second-year player in 1992. In 16 games, Jones led the league in interceptions with eight for 263 yards and two touchdowns. Along with 92 tackles, Jones was an obvious choice to be a First-Team All-Pro on the 1992 AFC Championship team.

However, Jones was never able to repeat his on-field success from 1992. He would play eight more seasons in Orchard Park before playing with the Minnesota Vikings in 2001 and the Atlanta Falcons in 2002.

Jones is a member of the Bills 50th Anniversary Team. He had 549 tackles, 115 assists, 18 interceptions for 455 yards and four touchdowns, nine fumble recoveries, seven forced fumbles, 5.0 quarterback sacks and a safety during his time with the Bills.