By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist
Alex Carrington of the Bills
Taken in Round 3 in 2010
Other picks in the round: Remember Andre Roberts, the Bills’ return specialist who has since departed? He went to Arizona at No. 88 that year. Tight end Jimmy Graham, who went at No. 95 to New Orleans, is the biggest name on the list.
The details: The defensive end played college football for Arkansas State. He only started 10 games over five seasons as a member of the Bills. Memorably, in 2012 he blocked three field goals and an extra point to set a team record. Alex’s time in the NFL ended after a brief return to the Bills in 2015.
Other 72s: Chris Ellis (2008 draft) spent three seasons as a reserve defensive lineman here. Peter Ambroziak turned up on the Sabres’ roster in 1995. He bounced around the minors after leaving the Buffalo organization, but found a home as he spent his last six years as a member of the New Mexico Scorpions of the Central Hockey League.
He got away: The Eagles outbid the Bills for the chance to sign defensive back Al Nelson in 1965. Nelson was a starter for most of his nine seasons in Philadelphia.
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