Best and Worst Draft Picks in Buffalo Bills History

Jacob BradleyContributor IMarch 18, 2009

Best and Worst Draft Picks in Buffalo Bills History

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    PITTSFORD, NY - JULY 25: Helmets of the Buffalo Bills lay on the field during Training Camp on July 25, 2008 at Saint John Fisher College in Pittsford, New York.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

The Worst No. 5 DE Walt Patulski, Notre Dame (First overall, 1972)

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No. 4 TE Tony Hunter, Notre Dame (12th overall, 1983)

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No. 3 DE Erik Flowers, Arizona State (26th overall, 2000)

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    11 Nov 2001:  Defensive End Erik Flowers #96 of the Buffalo Bills stand on the field during the game against the New England Patriots at the Foxboro Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Bills 21-11.Mandatory Credit: Jamie Squire /A

No. 2 T Mike Williams, Texas (Fourth overall, 2002)

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    ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 27:  Mike Williams #68 of the Buffalo Bills exits the field injured on the trainer's cart during the NFL game with the Carolina Panthers on November 27, 2005 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. The Panthers won 9

No. 1 LB Tom Cousineau, Ohio State (First overall, 1979)

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    SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 18:  Linebacker Tom Cousineau #59 of the San Francisco 49ers intercepts a pass along side teammate Kevin Dean #57 during a game against the St. Louis Cardinal at Candlestick Park on October 18, 1987 in San Francisco, California.  T

The Best No. 5 G Joe DeLamielleure, Michigan State (26th overall in 1973)

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    CANTON, OH - AUGUST 3:  Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Joe DeLamielleure (L) poses with his bust and his presenter, sportswriter Larry Felser during the 2003 NFL Hall of Fame Induction ceremony on August 3, 2003 in Canton, Ohio.  (Photo by David Maxwe

No. 4 DE Bruce Smith, Virginia Tech (First overall in 1985)

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    7 Sep 1997:  Bruce Smith #78 of the Buffalo Bills walks off the field during a game against the New York Jets at Giant Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  The Bills defeated the Jets 28-22. Mandatory Credit: Tomasso Derosa  /Allsport

No. 3 RB Thurman Thomas, Oklahoma State (40th overall, 1988)

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    2 Nov 1997:  Running back Thurman Thomas #34 of the Buffalo Bills is tackled by defensive back George Teague #23 of the Miami Dolphins during the Bills 9-6 win at Rich Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart  /Allsport

No. 2 QB Jim Kelly, Miami (14th overall in 1983)

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    ATLANTA  - JANUARY 30:  Quarterback Jim Kelly #12 of the Buffalo Bills looks to pass during Super Bowl XXVIII against the Dallas Cowboys at the Georgia Dome on January 30, 1994 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Kelly completed 31-50 for 260 yards and 1 INT in a loosi

No. 1 RB O.J. Simpson, USC (First overall in 1969)

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    JAN 1 1980:  O.J. Simpson of the Buffalo Bills in action during a game against the Denver Broncos at Rich Stadium in Buffalo, New York.  Mandatory Credit: Getty Images