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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Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey has been involved in almost every aspect of the local sports scene for the last 40 years. He worked for WEBR Radio, the Buffalo Sabres' public relations department and The Buffalo News during that time. In that time he covered virtually every aspect of the area's sports world, from high schools to the Bills and Sabres and everything in between. Along the way, Budd served as a play-by-play announcer for the Bisons, an analyst for the Stallions, and a talk-show host. He won the National Lacrosse League's Tom Borrelli Award as the media personality of the year in 2011, and was a finalist for that same award in 2017. Budd's seventh and eighth books, one on the Transcontinental Railroad and the other about Ichiro Suzuki, are scheduled to be released in the fall.

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