Past picks who should thrill Bills fans about 28th pick in 2024 NFL Draft

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Guy Morriss. Guy Morriss. Guy Morriss. Center. player. . 6. 54. .

Guy Morriss was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1973 NFL Draft.  Offensive linemen are hard to rank, and even more so from the earlier years.  The league didn’t track penalties or sacks allowed in the ’70s, but Morriss had an incredibly long career, playing for 15 seasons, from 1973 to 1987.  He started 173 career games, out of 217 played.  In one stretch from 1976 through 1983, he started every game, 116.

Morriss spent the first 11 years of his career with the Eagles, before moving over to the New England Patriots for four seasons from 1984 to 1987, but started only 22 games of 59 games played.  He started for the Eagles in Super Bowl XV and was a backup during the New England Patriots loss in Super Bowl XX.

15. Mark Ingram. . . player. Mark Ingram. 5. Running Back. . Mark Ingram

The New Orleans Saints selected running back Mark Ingram in the 2011 NFL Draft.  Ingram played in 156 games over a 12-year career, starting in 100 of them.  The majority of his career was with New Orleans, having played with the Saints for ten years, from 2011 to 2108.  Over the final four years of his career, he played for the Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans, before returning to the Saints in 2021, completing his career in 2022.

Ingram 8,111 yards, with a career 4.5 yards per carry, and 65 touchdowns.  He was also solid in the passing game, recording 303 receptions, 2,124 yards, and another ten touchdowns.  Ingram was voted to three NFC Pro Bowls, in 2014, 2017, and one with the Ravens in 2019.  His dad, Mark Ingram Sr. who I mentioned at the beginning of this article, was a wide receiver in the NFL, playing for the New York Giants during their Super Bowl XXV victory. Interestingly, both father and son were drafted in the 28th spot.