Best and Worst NFL Draft Picks for Each Team in the Past Decade

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Nov 30, 2014; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams (95) tackles Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Bills won 26-10. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills

Best Pick – Kyle Williams, DT, 134th Overall in 2006

Kyle Williams is one of the top defensive tackles in the league. The fact that Buffalo was able to secure him in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft is incredible. He has no weaknesses in his game, and has been one the most consistent players in the league over the past few years. Williams may not get the name recognition that he deserves, but his elite play on the field is undeniable.

Other selections considered:

Stevie Johnson, WR, 224th Overall in 2008

Jairus Byrd, FS, 42nd Overall in 2009

Marcell Dareus, DT, 3rd Overall in 2011

Stephon Gilmore, CB, 10th Overall in 2012

Worst Pick – E.J. Manuel, QB, 16th Overall in 2012

When a prospect’s college coach says he doesn’t have what it takes to be an NFL starter, you should proceed with caution. The Bills threw caution to the wind and selected E.J. Manuel in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

To put it mildly, he hasn’t exactly panned out for the Bills. He’s struggled immensely in Buffalo, getting replaced by journeyman quarterback Kyle Orton early in the 2014 season. Buffalo has some talented weapons on offense, so it’s not like Manuel has nothing to work with. At this rate he may never be a capable NFL starter.

Other selections considered:

J.P. Losman, QB, 22nd Overall in 2004

Aaron Maybin, DE/OLB, 11th Overall in 2009