The Buffalo Bills Best Ever Second Round Draft Picks
The clock is ticking until NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell steps to the podium in Las Vegas on the night of April 28th, to kick off the annual NFL Draft. The Buffalo Bills hold the 25th selection in the first round, and 7 picks overall on draft night.
Know one knows for sure what direction the Bills will go in this year's draft, other than the brain trust at One Bills Drive. We took our best guess earlier this week with our Mock Draft 1.0.
With today marking two weeks until the start of the draft, we continue our series of looking back at the best Buffalo Bills picks of drafts past. Today, we look at their all-time best second-round picks.
5. Peerless Price - Wide Receiver - Tennesee (1999): After being named second-team All-ACC in 1998, Price was selected in the second round by the Bills in 1999. He spent four seasons in Buffalo at the start of the teams' dark ages. He hauled in 232 passes for 3,498 yards, and 22 TDs during his time in Orchard Park, which landed him a Franchise Tag. The Bills gave Price permission to seek a trade, and he was eventually dealt to the Atlanta Falcons for their 2003 first-round pick, which the Bills turned into running back Willis McGahee.
5. Peerless Price - WR
4. Cordy Glenn - Tackle - Georgia (2012): A First-team All-SEC player in 2011, a PFW college All-American in 2008, and a CFN Freshman All-American in 2008, Glenn was selected by the Bills with the 41st pick in the second round in 2012. Glenn played 6 seasons for the Bills playing in 94 games as their starting Tackle, and eventually earned a five-year contract extension worth $65 million in 2017. His Bills career then got derailed by injuries, and he was eventually dealt to Cincinnati.
4. Cordy Glenn - Tackle
3. Aaron Schobel - Defensive End - TCU (2001): Schoebel was selected with the 46th pick in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft and he played his entire nine-season career for the Bills. An anchor on the Bills' Defensive Line for nearly a decade, Schoebel played in 133 games for the Bills, racking up 78 sacks, 334 solo tackles, and 21 forced fumbles. He started in 116 consecutive games with the Bills from 2003 until 2008. He was a two-time Pro Bowl player in 2006 and 2008, in addition to being named a second-team All-Pro in 2006. One of the standout players of the Bills' drought years.
3. Aaron Schobel - Defensive End
2. Phil Hansen - Defensive End - North Dakota State (1991): After a standout college career at North Dakota State where he set NCAA records with 41 regular-season sacks and 32 pass breakups, Hansen was selected by the Bills in the second round with the 54th pick in 1991. He made the 1991 all-rookie team and played on three consecutive Super Bowl teams for Buffalo. He racked up 61.5 sacks during his time in Buffalo. Although he never made a Pro Bowl or an All-Pro team, he was inducted onto the Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame on September 18, 2011, after playing his entire 11-year career in Orchard Park.
2. Phil Hansen - Defensive End
1. Darryl Talley - Linebacker - West Virginia (1983): The Bills made Talley their 2nd round pick in 1983 with the 39th overall selection that year. He played for 14 seasons in the NFL with the Bills, the Atlanta Falcons, and the Minnesota Vikings, and played in four Super Bowls with the Bills. He spent 12 seasons in Orchard Park, highlighted by being named a 2x First-team All-Pro player in 1990 and 1993, a 2x Pro-Bowler in 1990 and 1991, and was the 20th player inducted onto the Bills Wall of Fame. Talley recorded over 1,200 tackles during his NFL career and is the Bills' all-time leading tackler.