The 2016 NFL draft is 61 days away. Who have the Buffalo Bills drafted at pick 61?
Buffalo has drafted two players at pick 61. Here’s a look at the former Bills players.
Ryan Denney, DE, BYU (2002)
Ryan Denney spent nine seasons in the NFL. Eight of those seasons were spent in Buffalo. Although Denney only started 31 games in his eight years with Buffalo, he appeared in 111 games. The defensive end had 23.5 sacks during his tenure with the Bills, along with 191 total tackles, six forced fumbles, and 20 passes defensed.
Perhaps my favorite Denney stat is that he has two career receptions and both resulted in touchdowns. Denney’s scores came from punter Brian Moorman on passes of 19 and 25 yards out on fake field goal attempts.
Denney appeared in two games with the Houston Texans in 2010 before retiring. Since retiring, Denney has taken up coaching high school football. He’s currently the defensive line coach at Lone Peak High School.
Lonnie Johnson, TE, Florida State (1994)
Lonnie Johnson spent five seasons in Buffalo. Johnson started 64 games for the Bills and appeared in 74 total games during his time with the team. Over his last four seasons in Buffalo, Johnson started 63-of-64 possible games.
The tight end never put up large numbers with the Bills, but he did have three consecutive seasons of 40 receptions or more (1995-1997). Over the five seasons, Johnson caught 153 passes for 1,489 yards and five touchdowns.
After his stint with Buffalo ended, Johnson spent one season with the Kansas City Chiefs. Johnson has taken part in some speaking engagements since his retirement.