Breaking down the all-time Buffalo Bills outside linebackers as voted by Bills Mafia

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There were some outstanding outside linebackers that did not make our all-time team here and perhaps should have but nonetheless, Bills Mafia voted and guys like Mike Stratton, who played for the Bills in the 60s didn't make this list.

Stratton played for Buffalo from 1962 until 1972 and was of the best to have played the position. He was a six-time Pro Bowl selection, between 1963 and 1968. He was an integral part of the phenomenal defense that helped the franchise win back-to-back AFL titles.

The position also features one of the best, albeit short-lived tenure with the Bills, Bryce Paup. He played only three seasons with the team from 1995 - 1997 but was voted to the Pro Bowl all three years. He was the Defensive Player of the Year in 1995 when he recorded a league-leading 17.5 sacks and was a first-team All-Pro.

One interesting thing I discovered while researching for this article was Stew Barber, also from those 1960s teams was known for being a dominant offensive lineman. What most probably aren't aware of is in 1961he played outside linebacker for a season, before moving to the offensive line the following year.

An argument could be made for Takeo Spikes but his last two years with the team were down years. He moved on after four seasons, but his first two years were fantastic. He recorded 224 combined tackles and was voted to the Pro Bowl both years, in 2003 and 2004. He also garnered first-team All-Pro honors in 2004.