He had a 10-year playing career as a running back for the Giants and the Raiders. Tyrone Wheatley was also a former first-round pick, but Buffalo’s new running backs coach will be able to relate with both Fred Jacksonand C.J. Spiller. Wheatley was a first-round pick of the New York Giants in 1995, selected 17th overall. The Giants however, already had an established starter at running back, who was also a first-round pick, in Rodney Hampton, five years prior. Wheatley found opportunities scarce. The start to his career is what he’ll have in common with Spiller, who was also a first-round pick that had to wait his turn.