What do these names have in common: Aaron Williams, Torell Troup, Jairus Byrd, Andy Levitre, James Hardy, Paul Posluszny, Roscoe Parrish, Chris Kelsay, Josh Reed and Ryan Denney?
Obviously, the Buffalo Bills second round picks dating back to the year 2002. And out of those, how many of them are either flat out busts or marginal NFL players? I count three flat out busts (Troup, Hardy, Posluszny) three marginal players (Parrish, Denney, Reed) three NFL players (Kelsay, Byrd, Levitre) and the jury is still out on Aaron Williams. Zero studs, zero stars, zero absolute difference makers.
Clearly the Bills have to do a better job of finding good to great players in the second round. In that same time frame there were 37 players drafted in the second round that played in a Pro Bowl. Only one of those players was a Buffalo Bill (Byrd). And although I understand the Pro Bowl is only a popularity contest for the most part it still sorta means something.
If this team is ever going to (gasp) win a Super Bowl the second round will have to start producing talent for this franchise ASAP. (Hopefully that starts with my boy Josh Robinson or bad boy Janoris Jenkins)