We’re back, Bills fans! After a one day hiatus due to Buffalo never selecting a player at pick 66, the draft countdown is back.
The 2016 NFL draft is 65 days away. Who have the Buffalo Bills drafted at pick 65?
Buffalo has selected two players at pick 65. Here’s a look at the two former Bills.
Bernard Ford, WR, Central Florida (1988)
Ford made a name for himself at Central Florida after transferring from the Marion Military Institute. As a senior, the wide receiver caught 68 passes for 1,180 yards and 13 touchdowns. He finished his three year career at Central Florida with 111 receptions, 2,138 receiving yards, and 21 touchdowns. These were all school records at the time. Due to his impressive career and Central Florida and a standout combine, Buffalo drafted Ford in the third round of the 1988 draft.
Despite the high pick being spent on Ford, he never played a regular season game with Buffalo. Ford separated his shoulder during the 1988 preseason and was placed on the injured reserve. Buffalo waived him the following September.
In 1989, he appeared in 10 games with the Dallas Cowboys and caught seven passes for 78 yards and a touchdown. The following season, Ford found himself with the Houston Oilers. In 14 games, Ford caught 10 passes for 98 yards and a touchdown.
Ford tried to extend his career with the London Monarchs, and did make it to a few NFL training camps after his stint in the World League, but he never played in another regular season game in the NFL.
Danny Fulton, WR, Nebraska-Omaha (1978)
The "Steam Machine" was one of the top receivers in the nation in 1976 when he set an NCAA all-division record with 1,581 yards. He’s held single game, season and career receiving records for over 30 years, making him the benchmark for success.
Stats: First in career receiving yards (2,739) and receptions (152) and second in touchdown receptions (26). In single-season receiving marks stands first in yards (1,581) and touchdowns (16) and second in receptions (67). Set single-game marks with 317 receiving yards against South Dakota in 1976 and 13 receptions against Northern Arizona in 1977.
Despite Fulton’s success at Nebraska-Omaha, he never panned out in the NFL. Fulton played one season with the Bills in 1979 and caught two passes for 34 yards. He didn’t play in 1980, but Fulton played two more seasons in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns. During his stint in Cleveland, Fulton caught three passes for 47 yards in 14 games.