By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist

Jonas Jennings of the Bills

Taken in Round 3 in 2001

Other pick in that round: Steve Smith went to Carolina at No. 74. He caught 1,031 passes for 14,731 yards. Jennings was the last choice in the third round.

The details: Jennings’ career fit into a pair of four-year segments, and the Bills got the better of the deal. The offensive tackle started every game he played as a Bill (52 of them). Then he signed with San Francisco, and was bothered by injuries throughout his time as a 49er.

Other 95s: Alan Haworth had a better career than you might remember, but almost all of it was with Washington instead of the Sabres. The winger had seven straight 20-goal seasons before departing for Switzerland in 1988. Mitchell Brookins was a reserve running back for the Bills in 1984-85.

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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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