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Buffalo Bills 19th Overall Pick History

Whoever the Bills select at pick 19 has a good chance to be the best 19th overall selection in Buffalo Bills history.

The Buffalo Bills will hold the 19th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft. In the history of their franchise, Buffalo has only drafted three players at pick 19.

The results are underwhelming to say the least. Whoever gets drafted by the Bills won't face much pressure to live up to the trio previously selected at pick 19. In other words, the bar is insanely low. Here's a look at the only three players to be drafted 19th overall by Buffalo.

1982: WR Perry Tuttle, Clemson

The most recent 19th overall pick by the Bills was Tuttle in 1982. His career with Buffalo only lasted two seasons. In that time, Tuttle caught 24 passes for 368 yards and three touchdowns. By 1984, Tuttle was no longer with the Bills. He spent the 1984 season with the Falcons (5 games) and Buccaneers (3 games). That season, he caught one pass for seven yards.

While the NFL didn't work out for Tuttle, the receiver went on to have a pretty stellar career in the CFL. From 1986-1991, Tuttle played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. In the CFL, Tuttle caught 321 passes for 5,817 yards for 41 touchdowns. Tuttle won the Grey Cup with Winnipeg in 1990 and was later inducted into the Winnipeg Blue Bomber Hall of Fame.

1975: LB Tom Ruud, Nebraska

Ruud played three seasons for the Bills (26 games). According to Pro Football Reference (PFR), Ruud started three games at linebacker for the Bills. In addition to his time at linebacker, Ruud also had some experience returning kicks. PFR credited Ruud with seven kickoff returns in his career with the Bills. The kick returns resulted in 72 yards for the Bills.

Following his stint with the Bills, the linebacker played for two seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. 

Both of his sons, Barrett and Bo, played in the NFL. 

1961: FB Art Baker, Syracuse (AFL)

Baker was technically a third round pick in 1961, but he was selected 19th overall by the Bills. The fullback spent two seasons with the Bills and had three rushing touchdowns with Buffalo in 1961. In 1962, Baker had a 100-yard kick return for a touchdown.

Following his time in the AFL, Baker went to the CFL and spent time with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Calgary Stampeders. Baker won two Grey Cups with the Tiger-Cats. 


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