Breaking down the all-time Buffalo Bills offensive tackles as voted by Bills Mafia

The Buffalo Bills have had a lot of talent along the various offensive lines throughout their history. I have my opinion on who should be voted at the top, but I wanted to hear what Bills Mafia thinks collectively. So, the fans have voted, and here are your top offensive tackles in Bills' history.

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Howard "House" Ballard - Right Tackle

Howard Ballard was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 1987 NFL Draft.  He was selected in the 11th round, 283rd overall.  That’s some impressive draft value there and wild to think that in today’s draft, he wouldn’t have even been drafted.

Ballard played with the Bills for six years, from 1988 to 1993.  He played in 96 games and started 80 of those.  He was voted to two Pro Bowl teams in 1992 and 1993 but joined the Seattle Seahawks the following season, where he remained until his retirement after the 1998 season.

For his career, he played in a total of 170 games, while starting 154 of those.  Ballard was a huge piece of the offensive line that helped Thurman Thomas lead the league in total yardage for four straight years and one of the most feared offenses in NFL history to that point.

Ballard, nicknamed “House”, played his college ball at Alabama A&M and was a three-year starter.  He was also a finalist for the Harlon Hill trophy which is awarded to the most outstanding player in Division II.  He also earned All-American honors in 1986 and first-team Southern Intercollegiate Conference in 1986 and 1987.