Nate Clements (2001 - 2006)
Nate Clements was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 2001 NFL Draft in the first round with the 21st overall pick. In his rookie year, he had three interceptions and 14 passes defended while adding 67 combined tackles. He finished third in Defensive Rookie of the Year voting.
Clements was known for his tenacity and physical play, he was not afraid to get dirty and make a difference in the run defense, as evidenced by his 826 career tackles, including 446 with the Buffalo Bills. He’s also had five career touchdowns, all with the Bills.
Despite how great he was, he was voted to only one Pro Bowl in his career. During his Bills career, he had 23 interceptions and added another 13 after his tenure with Buffalo. The 23 picks rank seventh in the Bills’ history. In addition, he had 87 passes defended with the Bills and 144 total for his career.
Clements left the Bills after the 2006 season and signed with the San Francisco 49ers, where he remained for the next four years. He finished his career with the Cincinnati Bengals after two years there in 2012. He played in a total of 180 career games, with 168 starts.