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Biscuit on Dareus

Posted by Chris Brown on June 7, 2011 – 1:26 pm

I had the chance to speak with Cornelius Bennett at the Jim Kelly Celebrity Golf Tournament Monday and made sure to ask the former Bills pass rusher about a fellow Alabama product in Bills top pick Marcell Dareus.

“He’s an Alabama guy so there’s nothing else to say,” said Bennett. “Have you ever seen a guy come from the University of Alabama that was a disappointment? He’s going to do a tremendous job. I was with him at the draft when he got drafted and I told him he’s going to have an excellent experience in life coming to Buffalo, New York. He’s going to be a great asset to the city.”

Bennett was the second overall pick in the 1987 NFL draft taken by the Colts before the Halloween day trade that allowed the Bills to acquire him. ‘Biscuit’ as his teammates called him, would go on to appear in five Pro Bowls including four straight (1990-93) as a part of the Bills four straight AFC Championship clubs.

Dareus was the third overall pick. Only one other Alabama player has been taken that high since Bennett went second overall in 1987. It was OT Chris Samuels, who also was taken third overall by Washington in the 2000 NFL draft.

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