There is no doubt who the greatest defensive end in Buffalo Bills' history is and for that reason, when I conducted the poll for Bills Mafia to vote on this position, I left Bruce Smith out. I knew he would garner just about all the votes, so I wanted to see what fans think after the obvious.
The Bills have had some really good defensive ends and edge defenders throughout their history, including one on the current roster in Von Miller. He has only one year under his belt with the team, so he wasn't included in the poll either.
Some other names that were in consideration were Mario Williams, who played with the Bills from 2012 - 2015. He ranks seventh on the Bills' all-time sack list with 43; however, he was not voted by Bills Mafia as one of the best to suit up for Buffalo.
Other names that could have been included but did not make the team were Jerry Hughes and his 53 sacks with the Bills. He ranks fourth in Bills' history. Kyle Williams even played a season at defensive end in 2016, when the Bills employed a 3-4 defense. Kyle ranks sixth in sacks on the Bills with 48.5.
Wait a handful of years and we may see Gregory Rousseau climb the list and perhaps even make an all-time team. In two years, he's recorded 12 sacks so far and ranks 28th among all Bills players on the sack list. I fully believe that Rousseau will hit double-digit sacks in 2023 and if he gets just ten sacks this season, it'll vault him up to 15th all-time.
Let's get into now and see which Buffalo Bills defensive ends/edge players that made the all-time team as voted on by Bills Mafia.