6 Buffalo Bills picks makes CBS Sports’ Ultimate NFL Draft
The Buffalo Bills recently had six of their draft picks make CBS Sports’ Ultimate NFL Draft.
The NFL Draft is an annual event and the highlight of the offseason where every NFL team, including the Buffalo Bills, has a chance to draft college players in hopes of finding that next great star. Over the years teams have found those stars but CBS Sports recently answered the question of who was the best player drafted at each spot from first overall to Mr. Irrelevant at 256th.
The Buffalo Bills had six players that they have selected make this list put together by Josh Edwards. At the top was Jim Kelly, who was selected at the 14th overall spot in the 1983 NFL Draft. This was the historic draft class that included John Elway and Dan Marino.
"No. 14 overall: Jim Kelly, QB, Miami (1983)Drafted team: BillsKelly was a rifleman in his day. He threw for over 35,000 yards and made five Pro Bowl appearances in his career. The Pro Football Hall of Fame opened their doors for Kelly in 2002 after leading the acclaimed K-Gun offense"
While Kelly would be reluctant to go to Buffalo, and did have a stop in the USFL, he eventually joined the Bills and would be the franchise quarterback for 11 seasons. During that time, he would lead the team to four straight Super Bowls, named to five Pro Bowls and one first-team All-Pro selection.
The next player on this list is Terrence McGee, who was selected 111th overall in 2003.
"No. 111 overall: Terrence McGee, CB, Northwestern State (2003)Drafted team: BillsMcGee played 10 NFL seasons and was recognized with one Pro Bowl selection, which came in his first year as a starter in Buffalo during his second pro season. He accumulated 17 interceptions while playing in 122 games with the Bills."
While McGee was a good cornerback for a long time with the Bills, he would go on to be one of the best kick returners in franchise history. He still holds the records for most kick returns (207), kick return yards (5,450) and kick returns for touchdowns (5).
A little over 20 picks later at 134th overall, is defensive tackle Kyle Williams, who was picked in the 2006 NFL Draft. He would end up spending his entire career in Buffalo and was the anchor of this defense until he retired after the 2018 season.
The next player would actually never end up playing a regular season snap for the Buffalo Bills as Gary Anderson was selected 171st overall in the 1982 NFL Draft. He would go on to play 23 years in the NFL and became one of the best kickers in NFL history.
The final two players on this list that the Buffalo Bills drafted was linebacker Carlton Bailey in 1988 at 235th overall and center Will Grant in 1978 at 255th overall, which is the second to last pick in the NFL Draft.