Aaron Schobel: 2001 – 2010
Aaron Schobel was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 2001 NFL Draft. He was selected in the second round, 46th overall. He would go on to record 78 career sacks with the Bills, which puts him second all-time, behind Bruce Smith.
Schobel played his entire career with the Bills and he did it throughout the early days of the playoff drought. Despite the lack of playoff success, Schobel chose to stick with the Bills and never left. As a rookie in 2001, he had 6.5 sacks and recorded double-digit sacks in four of his nine seasons.
His best season came in 2006 when he tallied 14 sacks that season and was voted to the Pro Bowl roster and second-team All-Pro. It was the first of two Pro Bowl honors. He played in 133 games in his career and started 128 of those. Only once did Schobel record less than 6.5 sacks in a season. That one season was in 2008, when he played in only five games, with one sack. He also added a combined 483 career tackles.
The closest active Bills player to Schobel is Shaq Lawson, who currently sits with 20 sacks in his Bills’ career. Again, I go back to Gregory Rousseau as a player that might challenge Schobel for number two all-time in Bills’ history but to do that, he will have to stay with the Bills for several more years.