By Budd Bailey
Aaron Schobel of the Bills
Taken in Round 2 in 2001
The next pick: Jamie Winborn, a linebacker picked by the 49ers, was mostly a reserve for five teams in a 10-year career.
Other picks in the round: Plenty of other players of note went in this round besides the ones mentioned with Travis Henry at No. 58. Chad Johnson (No. 36) was a flamboyant wide receiver for the Bengals who caught 766 passes. Defensive tackle Kris Jenkins (No. 44) was picked for four Pro Bowls.
The details: The Bills couldn’t have done much better with this pick. Schobel became a starter as a rookie in 2001, and stayed in the right defensive end spot right through 2009. He didn’t miss a game in eight of his nine seasons. That was enough for Aaron; he retired at the age of 32.
Other 46s: Kiko Alonzo looked great as a rookie linebacker in 2013. He was injured the next year, and traded for LeSean McCoy in 2015. Kiko also started at linebacker for the Dolphins for three seasons. Jhonas Enroth (2006 pick) arrived with the Sabres in 2010, and stayed through 2015 – when he was traded to Dallas. The goalie spent a couple of more years in the NHL before returning to Europe, where he’s still playing.
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