Buffalo Bills All-Time Positional Rankings: The Top Five Wide Receivers
For the third installment of my Buffalo Bills All-Time Positional Rankings series, I'll be taking a look at the five best wide receivers to ever play in Buffalo blue.
Jerry Butler, pictured here, was a close sixth on this list.
5. James Lofton (1989-1992)
James Lofton only played four seasons for the Bills, but he certainly made those seasons count.
Three of Lofton's four years for Buffalo ended with Super Bowl appearances, and in 1991, Lofton became the oldest player in NFL history to have a 1,000-yard receiving season. That record has since been broken by Jerry Rice.
Over his four years playing for the Bills, Lofton compiled 151 receptions, 2,736 yards and 21 touchdowns on an 18.1 yards-per-reception average.
4. Elbert Dubenion (1960-1968)
Elbert Dubenion was a do-it-all player for the Bills.
Over his nine-year career with Buffalo, Dubenion played wide receiver, flanker and halfback.
Dubenion earned one Pro Bowl berth playing for the Bills in 1964, when set career-highs in receiving yards (1,139), touchdowns (10), and yards-per-reception with an absolutely staggering 27.1.
Dubenion had the longest tenure with the Bills of anyone who began on the original 1960 roster.
Dubenion holds the AFL record for longest playoff reception with a 93-yard touchdown from Daryle Lamonica.
He ranks fourth all-time in Bills history with 5,294 receiving yards, eighth in receptions with 294, and fourth in receiving touchdowns with 35.
3. Lee Evans (2004-present)
Surprised to see a current player on this list? Don't be.
Though he has only played six seasons for the Bills, Lee Evans is already among the Buffalo greats in career statistics.
Evans already ranks fourth all-time in receptions with 340, and third in both receiving yards (5,356) and touchdowns (39).
The scariest part about this one is that Evans still has plenty of time to climb this list.
2. Eric Moulds (1996-2005)
Although Eric Moulds had a very tumultuous exit in Buffalo, his career with the Bills was nothing short of spectacular.
As a Bill, Moulds was a dominant receiver in the league. In 1998, Moulds was the top receiver in the AFC, amassing 1,368 yards.
He also holds the Bills record for most receiving yards in a playoff game with 240, set against the Dolphins on Jan. 2, 1999.
In Bills history, Moulds ranks second all-time in virtually every receiving statistic, including receptions (675), receiving yards (9,096), and receiving touchdowns (48).
1. Andre Reed (1985-1999)
This one was simply too easy.
Andre Reed is not only the best receiver in Buffalo Bills history, he is one of the best ever to play the game, period.
In his 15-year tenure with Buffalo, Reed had four 1,000-yard receiving seasons and seven Pro Bowl appearances.
Reed tops the rankings for the Bills in receptions (941), receiving yards (13,095), and receiving touchdowns (86), and was a Hall of Fame finalist this past year.