By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist

Angelo Crowell of the Bills

Taken in Round 3 in 2003

Other picks in that round: Jason Witten turned out to be one of the greatest tight ends in history after the Dallas Cowboys took him at No. 69. Future Buffalo Bills’ lineman Derrick Dockery went at No. 81 to Washington.

The details: Crowell spent five seasons with the Bills (2003-2007), and was a starting outside linebacker for the last three of them. But he had knee surgery before the 2008 season, left through free agency, signed with Tampa Bay, and tore a biceps muscle before he could play a game.

Other 94s: Matt Davidson never made it out of Rochester after the Sabres took him in 1995. The forward eventually played 56 NHL games with Columbus.

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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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