The 10 best Buffalo Bills draft choices since 2000

Marcell Dareus made two Pro Bowls in his time with the Bills. [Image Source: Flickr | Keith Allison]
Marcell Dareus made two Pro Bowls in his time with the Bills. [Image Source: Flickr | Keith Allison]

Kyle Williams leads the way as he provided excellent value as a fifth round pick.

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After looking at the best recent draft picks, for teams that currently occupy the first eight selections of April's draft, it's time to look at the Bills who have the ninth pick. Nate Davis of USA Today has them taking defensive tackle Ed Oliver out of Houston with that pick.

While Buffalo hasn't exactly selected too many transcendent players, of late (partially evidenced by their one playoff appearance in the last 18 years), that doesn't mean they haven't made some choices that have gone on to have success with the team.

Note: Only time with the Bills was considered for the list. Where they were drafted makes a difference - meaning this isn't exactly a top-ten players drafted by Buffalo since 2000 list. Some late-round picks who didn't quite make the list but had solid careers with the team include Terrence McGee (fourth round, 2003), Keith Ellison (sixth round, 2006), Nigel Bradham (fourth round, 2012), and Matt Milano (fifth round, 2017). Players such as TreDavious White and Tremaine Edmunds will need to continue playing at a high level for a few more years before being considered for this list.


Kyle Williams, DT - 5th round, 134th overall (2006); time with Bills: 2006-2018

Providing excellent value as a fifth round pick, Williams spent his entire 13-year career with Buffalo. He totaled 48.5 sacks and was named to six Pro Bowls. Retiring after last season, he is now actively playing golf according to NBC Sports.


Aaron Schobel, DE - 2nd round, 46th overall (2001); time with Bills 2001-2009

Schobel places second on Buffalo's all-time sack list with 78, only behind the great Bruce Smith. The two-time Pro Bowler had four seasons of ten or more sacks.

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