By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist

Ron Edwards of the Bills

Taken in Round 3 in 2001

Other pick in the round: Wide receiver Steve Smith is the star of the group after the wide receiver was taken by Carolina at No. 74. Safety Adrian Wilson (No. 64) made five Pro Bowls as a safety for the Cardinals.

The details: Edwards spent five seasons with the Bills, but only was a starter in 2002. But once he got to Kansas City, he grabbed a regular job for most of the next five years. Edwards finished his career in Carolina in 2012.

Other 76s: Keith Carney had a very long and productive career, but not enough of it was in Buffalo. He was traded for Craig Muni in 1993, and wasn’t done with the NHL until 2008. Marlon Kerner spent four years as a backup cornerback with the Bills in the 1990s. Mike Mosley caught 27 passes in three years as a Bills’ wide receiver in the 1980s. Daniel Sams is the Bandits’ all-time leader in goals-against average and save percentage among goalies, although he only played in five games in 2007.

He got away: Ron Snidow was drafted by the Bills in 1963. The defensive end signed with Washington, and split 10 years of play between there and Cleveland.

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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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