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Which non-Bills draft pick stung the most?

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15 minutes ago, njbuff said:

 

That's right.................

 

People saying Mahomes are extremely short-sighted.

 

How many people hated Mahomes in the 2017 draft? I was one who loved Mahomes, but I knew the Bills would pass on him. So, I won't bash the Bills now for not taking him.

 

By the way, there are just too many players to mention in this thread, so it doesn't come down to one specific player.

 

I will play along though. 

 

I remember my first Bills draft as a 10 year old in 1982............ I wanted Mike Quick over Perry Tuttle, whom the Bills took one pick before Quick.

Yet so many hated Tyrod.

 

I wanted QB with that pick because the position trumps any other position by far in the NFL and where was the downside in taking a QB there? While serviceable, Tyrod wasn't a long term answer. Bills needed a QB. They would've been good with Watson or Mahomes.

 

Hopefully Allen pans out. 

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On February 8, 2019 at 5:39 PM, Buffalo86 said:

Which non-Bills' pick stung you the most on draft day?  Was it a player you really wanted, taken one spot before us?  A seemingly great pick by the Jets or Dolphins?  A guy from your alma mater, snatched up by the Patriots in the middle of the day?  A Long-Snapper who broke your heart?

 

My #1 has to be the Panthers taking Kuechly @ 9 in '12, just one pick before us.  A lot of mocks had us taking Mark Barron, so I was relieved when the Bucs picked him.  My relief was soon replaced with horror at the announcement of the Panthers' pick.  Remember that Christmas Eve '11, 40-14 beatdown of the Tebow/McGahee Broncos?  It made the holiday that much more enjoyable for many of us... but it came with a price.

 

Honorable mention to the Patriots fielding a ~75% Rutgers secondary for the past 6 years.

 

LB Patrick Willis taken by the Niners in the 2007 draft the pick before us.  It seems when the Bills do get a good MLB, they let them leave in free agency (Poslusny, P.Brown, Z. Brown) or trade them away (Alonso) but they missed out on two if the better ones.

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23 hours ago, WizdomCalling said:

Passing over Tom Brady 6 times In the 2000 Draft.

😂

Don't fret. In that era of the Bills, we would've ruined Brady....

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32 minutes ago, BUFFALOBART said:

Don't fret. In that era of the Bills, we would've ruined Brady....

I would've enjoyed that.

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4 hours ago, njbuff said:

 

That's right.................

 

People saying Mahomes are extremely short-sighted.

 

How many people hated Mahomes in the 2017 draft? I was one who loved Mahomes, but I knew the Bills would pass on him. So, I won't bash the Bills now for not taking him.

 

By the way, there are just too many players to mention in this thread, so it doesn't come down to one specific player.

 

I will play along though. 

 

I remember my first Bills draft as a 10 year old in 1982............ I wanted Mike Quick over Perry Tuttle, whom the Bills took one pick before Quick.

I didn’t care for Mahomes. So he won’t be my choice. He’s made me look like an idiot for the first time ever but my choice would be Khalil Mack or Haloti Ngata. Both were available when the Bills picked.

 

When the Bills traded up in ‘14, I thought it was for Mack. Wasn’t upset with Watkins then. I am now.

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2 hours ago, BUFFALOBART said:

Don't fret. In that era of the Bills, we would've ruined Brady....

Us passing him 6 times in that draft ruined us for almost 20 years.

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10 hours ago, frostbitmic said:

I would've enjoyed that.

Brady would be our Schrödinger's cat.

You would not know.

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On 2/9/2019 at 4:53 AM, WizdomCalling said:

Passing over Tom Brady 6 times In the 2000 Draft.

Some1 had to say it.

 

 

But other than the obvious ...

There are so many I wish we would have selected

Orakpo, Ngata, Patrick Willis, Gronk, Odell Beckham, Adrian Peterson (yes we got Lynch that year but AP was a monster!) The list goes on and on. I am now depressed.i kid. LoL 😂

If we took Brady he would of ended up being a Levi Brown for us.

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On 2/9/2019 at 3:39 AM, Buffalo86 said:

Which non-Bills' pick stung you the most on draft day?  Was it a player you really wanted, taken one spot before us?  A seemingly great pick by the Jets or Dolphins?  A guy from your alma mater, snatched up by the Patriots in the middle of the day?  A Long-Snapper who broke your heart?

 

My #1 has to be the Panthers taking Kuechly @ 9 in '12, just one pick before us.  A lot of mocks had us taking Mark Barron, so I was relieved when the Bucs picked him.  My relief was soon replaced with horror at the announcement of the Panthers' pick.  Remember that Christmas Eve '11, 40-14 beatdown of the Tebow/McGahee Broncos?  It made the holiday that much more enjoyable for many of us... but it came with a price.

 

Honorable mention to the Patriots fielding a ~75% Rutgers secondary for the past 6 years.

I dont know where to start or end but I remember vividly in 2011 and 2012 2 world class blunders by the Bills as i screamed at my TV like a mad man. 

 

2011 3rd rd Kelvin Shepard instead of Justin Houston. I was seriously hurt from the inside with this one. 

 

2012 the 3rd rd trade up I was ready to hear the name Russ Wilson or TY Hilton  but instead we got TJ Graham. Awful just awful. 

 

I can go on and on with this type of thing but those 2 were like punches to my gut and face. No wonder we've been a bottom barrel organization for so long.

 

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11 hours ago, BUFFALOBART said:

Don't fret. In that era of the Bills, we would've ruined Brady....

 

FINE with me. We wouldn't have to face him twice a year and watch him run the AFC for the last 2 decades. 

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In retrospect, the trade up to get Losman that cost us a chance at Aaron Rodgers is only rivaled by passing on Brady on 2001.  

 

At the time of draft day, however, I wanted Orakpo over Maybin and Ngata over Whitner.  I didn't know enough about Gronk at the time to really want him when we picked Troup (although I wasn't a fan of the Troup pick at the time either).  

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When we traded up and took Sammy over Mack I threw a chair into the wall. You don't make a trade up like that unless it's a QB or a guy that kills the other QB. With Mack on this team our whole secondary would be in the pro bowl. This is the reason you draft elite talent when you have a chance in the top ten. Guys like Mack are game changers and make it appear that the defense has 12 men on the field every play. I still cannot believe we passed on Khalil Mack, just shows how stupid some GM's really are. How you could watch his combine and the way he played in college and not know that he was going to be a top 3 DE is beyond me. I feel so ***** sick right now.

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6 hours ago, QuoteTheRaven83 said:

 

FINE with me. We wouldn't have to face him twice a year and watch him run the AFC for the last 2 decades. 

This is why he was my selection. Not so much what we would have done with him but rather it would have kept him from doing what he has done to us.

6 hours ago, BillsFan1988 said:

If we took Brady he would of ended up being a Levi Brown for us.

Thats fine, in that scenario it still keeps him from being Tom Brady the Bills killer, 6 time Superbowl champ on the Patriots. 

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2 hours ago, WizdomCalling said:

This is why he was my selection. Not so much what we would have done with him but rather it would have kept him from doing what he has done to us.

Thats fine, in that scenario it still keeps him from being Tom Brady the Bills killer, 6 time Superbowl chamo on the Patriots. 

If Belicheck would of just stayed with the Jets it would of changed the course of time. 

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20 hours ago, LittleJoeCartwright said:

 

LB Patrick Willis taken by the Niners in the 2007 draft the pick before us.  It seems when the Bills do get a good MLB, they let them leave in free agency (Poslusny, P.Brown, Z. Brown) or trade them away (Alonso) but they missed out on two if the better ones.

I was a huge Willis fan and thought we were gonna get him that draft too. That was a giant kick to the groin. 

But id disagree with the “good” MLBs you listed. Zac brown was quite good but those other guys were not good here. Poz and Preston got a million tackles after the back was already 5 yards down the field and rarely made any real plays and Alonso got man handled by offensive linemen and missed his gaps non stop 

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.....1979...Dan Hampton......we took Cousineau #1 overall who fled north......Hampton went on to HOF career with da Bears.......

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NAH !! I 'm happy with the way it turned out 2 first round picks that will be here for a while as leaders of this team going forward it's a lot better than a lot drafts of the Bills past !!

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From when I really began paying attention to Bill's drafting.....

In hind sight Was okay with the Sammy Watkins pick because OBD are the professionals right? We needed a WR right?

 

But definitely wanted Kalil Mack over him. Buffalo roots wanted to play in B-Lo, best DE in the draft, knew him and Mario William's would have been monsters together, and could be mentored by MW, as we all knew he was on his way out within a couple years.

 

Also OBJ or Mike Evans would have been a better option at wide out, again in hind sight.

 

However, we all know picking Maybin with Orakpo still on the board, was a complete and utter disaster. There was no silver lining to him. He had 0 sacks with the Bills in a year and a half. He was then waived.......Considered one of the biggest draft busts in recent NFL history. So yeah...

 

Maybin.

 

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