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As stated previously it depends on what you mean-worst compared to expectations or just worst on field? I would go Mike Williams for first(4th overall I believe) and Reggie Bush for latter(he literally was worse than just doing nothing)

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The guy we picked instead of Russel Wilson...He could run really fast but couldn't catch a ball if hi s life depended on it. I don't even remember his name.

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Willie Totten ... 87 scab QB

 

Seriously, this probably is the right direction as those scab players were terrible

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20 minutes ago, Royale with Cheese said:

Aaron Maybin has to be in serious consideration.  He was a top 12 pick as a pass rushing specialist....didn't record a single sack.

Trent Williams tossing him like a rag doll is one of my favorite clips

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33 minutes ago, KGun12TD said:

The guy we picked instead of Russel Wilson...He could run really fast but couldn't catch a ball if hi s life depended on it. I don't even remember his name.

TJ Graham

 

Rex picked him up as his secret weapon with the Jets. He was such a buffoon 

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1 hour ago, I am the egg man said:

Anyone understand this "perspective" regarding these 4 players....besides the one who posted it ?

I sure don't.

😯

 

I'm trying to make sense of it. Talley was a 2nd round pick and after a slow start to his career, he was a key part of the defense during the Super Bowl runs in the 90s. Made two Pro Bowls and was named first or second team All-Pro by several national sporting publications.

 

Mark Kelso was a 10th round pick of the Eagles in '85, so, I'd say his career was moderately successful as he was likely seen as a guy lucky to make a practice squad. Played in 99 games and recorded 30 career interceptions. Also wore the famous double-bubble helmet while with the Bills.

 

Jeff Wright was taken in the 8th round of the '88 draft. Averaged 4.5 sacks a year as part of the DL rotation. Primarily played nose tackle so, to average 4.5 sacks a year from that spot isn't too bad. And again, super late round pick and we all know late round picks that end up being productive players (or starters, and Wright started 67 out of 98 career games, excluding playoffs, in which he appeared in 16 of those) aren't too common so... wouldn't say he's anywhere near deserving to be on the list of All-Time Not Good Bills Players. Michael Huff, a safety picked by the Raiders one slot before Whitner, also had a very underwhelming career. And he was the consensus top-ranked safety that year, seen as one of the best defensive prospects available and generally looked at as a "can't miss" kinda player.

 

Just looked at the 2006 draft and not one safety from that class had a standout career. In fact, 2006 overall was a pretty rough year for picks. The best players from that entire group: Mario Williams (for a few seasons of his career, including 2014 w/Bills), D'Brickashaw Ferguson, AJ Hawk (for a first round pick his career kinda screams 2nd/3rd round player), Vernon Davis, Haloti Ngata, and Nick Mangold. Those were the first round guys that, IMO, had first-round careers. Andrew Whitworth came out of that draft in round two, he's had a solid career. Jahri Evans was a fourth round guy who, for a time, was one of the top OGs in the league. Stephen Gostkowski was another fourth rounder who may actually go down as the best all-time Patrtiots kicker, yes, even over Vinatieri as Gostkowski's Pats' career is longer than his. Brandon Marshall and Elvis Dumervil were also fourth round choices from that class that have done well. And with the first pick in the fifth round, pick 134 overall, the Buffalo Bills select... Kyle Williams, defensive tackle, Louisiana State. While he's probably not a Hall of Famer, he's most certainly a Bills Wall of Famer and he's had a stellar career for a dude who was seen as a "high motor, good effort guy but ultimately too small to be anything more than a backup at the next level" (that kinda stuff was all over his scouting reports) kinda player. Drafted right after him was Rob Ninkovich, and while he was a douchey Pats player, he had a good career. After that, there are a few other players (like Delanie Walker) that had/are still having decent careers. And wow, I didn't realize how far off track I got but yeah, the '06 draft will not go down as a very good one.

 

Donte Whitner... well, if he had been taken where he was projected (late first round) then there probably isn't too much to complain about. But, he went 8th overall in 2006 and while he put together an 11-year career (starting 152 out of 157 games), made two Pro Bowls later in his career (one with the 49ers in 2012, the other with the Browns in 2014), he only had 11 career interceptions. I always felt like the guy was way too focused on trying to land the big hit rather than playing the ball properly. An 11-year run with two Pro Bowls in the NFL ain't bad but you probably expect more from the #8 overall pick in 2006. Underwhelming as he was, still not one of the worst Bills ever.

 

The OP said s/he named these players under the perspective of "not living up to their potential" which you can maybe apply to Whitner but it's not his fault he was over-drafted. Talley, for a second-round guy, had a solid career. Wright and Kelso, as late round picks, both had fairly solid careers so... I dunno, maybe the OP just doesn't like those guys. Maybe Donte Whitner stole his lunch money one time, I dunno.

 

 

 

 

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15 hours ago, TigerJ said:

Torell Troup

 

 

Winner.

 

Considering he was a high 2nd round pick

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1 minute ago, Canadian Bills Fan said:

 

 

Winner.

 

Considering he was a high 2nd round pick

He was pushed back after a herniated disc in his back, which was just stupid.   Had they done right by his rehab he may have been a solid player.  

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15 hours ago, JimKellyTryouts said:

Aaron Maybin

 

This one is not even close. 11th pick in the draft, 2 seasons with the Bills and no bad injuries to hold him back 

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53 minutes ago, Royale with Cheese said:

Aaron Maybin has to be in serious consideration.  He was a top 12 pick as a pass rushing specialist....didn't record a single sack.

 

This is the one for me too.

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2 hours ago, I am the egg man said:

Anyone understand this "perspective" regarding these 4 players....besides the one who posted it ?

I sure don't.

😯

 

Big head scratch from me.

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48 minutes ago, Captain Hindsight said:

TJ Graham

 

Rex picked him up as his secret weapon with the Jets. He was such a buffoon 

Wrecks, Graham, or both?  😁

 

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2 hours ago, Commonsense said:

Worst player? Not worst value?

 

Worst player has to be Justin Rodgers.

 

When the bills were thin at DB and played him, it was aweful.  He was torched constantly.

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Mike-Mayer missed a winning FG and was on his front lawn was punched in the face by a fan who said he lost a lot on that kick.

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2 hours ago, Royale with Cheese said:

Aaron Maybin has to be in serious consideration.  He was a top 12 pick as a pass rushing specialist....didn't record a single sack.

And could not get on the field even on Special Teams

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4 minutes ago, John from Riverside said:

And could not get on the field even on Special Teams

 

I think he was a healthy scratch about 3-4 times too.

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17 hours ago, Flip Johnson said:

Chris Watson the punt catcher and the worst cover corner we've ever had.

Yes.  I knew this thread would invite a lot of ill-informed responses (Jeff Wright?  Mark Kelso?  Percy Harvin?  EJ Manuel?).  You gotta think of a guy who shouldn't have been on an NFL practice squad.  Even John McCargo made a few plays.  Anyway I'm not scrolling through every page but in my life as a person old enough to be a Bills fan and form memories (1985 - present), Chris Watson is probably the best answer you could give.  He was a liability and was targeted every time he was on the field.  Great call. 

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Just now, KW95 said:

Justin Rogers

Leodis Mckelvin

Mike Tolbert

Rob Johnson

 

 

Don't agree about McKelvin.  He didn't live up to his draft status but still started the majority of the games he played in his career.

He was about an average corner over his career.

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