By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist
Travis Henry of the Bills
Taken in Round 2 in 2001
Other picks in that round: The group started with the selection of Drew Brees. The just-retired quarterback will be headed to Canton for a Hall of Fame induction soon. Center Dominic Raiola played more than 200 games in the NFL, all with the Detroit Lions.
The details: The Bills had used a committee approach to running back in 2000, featuring Shawn Bryson, Antowain Smith and Sammy Morris. That didn’t work too well, so Buffalo grabbed Henry in the hopes he could become the featured running back. He soon grabbed a starting job as a rookie and led the team in rushing. Henry ran for more than 1,300 yards in his next two seasons. However, he lost his starting job and demanded a trade. Travis ended up in Tennessee, where he had one more big season in 2006 (1,211 yards) before finishing his career in 2007 in Denver. Henry has had some personal issues along the way, including drug-related problems that resulted in prison time.
Other 58s: Travares Tillman was a backup safety for two years after the Bills drafted him in 2001. He filled that same role for five more seasons with Carolina and Miami.
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