Inside The Bills

Bills 28th pick history

Posted by Chris Brown on April 23, 2009 – 1:36 pm

I took a look back at how many times the Bills have held and made use of the 28th pick on draft day in their history. Surprisingly, they’ve only had that selection twice.

In 1981 they took Penn State RB Booker Moore. Moore, who shortly after the draft was diagnosed with Guillain Barre’ syndrome played only four seasons for the Bills from 1982-1985. The autoimmune disease sometimes leads to weakness in the legs and an ascending paralysis. Tough break.

In 1993 the Bills again had the 28th pick and took North Carolina CB Thomas Smith. A starter by his second season Smith would man one of Buffalo’s cornerback positions for six seasons. Though he wasn’t a turnover maven (6 INTs with Bills) he was a pretty good cover man.

So one unfortunate situation and one good pick, but that’s the history at 28. Hopefully Buffalo can make the third time a charm and hit a home run with the 28th this weekend, provided they keep it.


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