By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist
Phil Hansen of the Bills
Taken in Round 2 in 1991
Other picks in that round: The name of Brett Favre stands out in this list. He went No. 35 to the Atlanta Falcons, but was traded to the Packers. You know the rest of the story. By the way, the Jets took quarterback Browning Nagle with the next pick. Linebacker Roman Pfifer spent 15 years in the NFL. Ricky Watters was a very good running back for three teams, piling up more than 10,000 yards rushing. Jeff Graham played for five teams in 11 years, and caught passes (542) at every stop.
The details: Hansen jumped into the starting lineup as a rookie in 1991, and more or less stayed there for the rst of his 11-year career. Phil finished with 61.5 sacks in 156 games. The classy veteran saw his name go on the Wall of Fame in 2011.
Other 54s: A.J. Epenesa was Buffalo’s first selection in 2020, as the Bills traded their top pick away. We’ll wait and see how he does in the future.
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