The 2016 NFL draft is 55 days away. Who have the Buffalo Bills drafted at pick 55?
Buffalo has drafted three players at pick 55. Here’s a look at the former Bills players.
Roscoe Parrish, WR, Miami (2005)
The Bills have a tendency to draft speedy, yet undersized wide receivers. Marquise Goodwin and T.J. Graham are more recent examples of receivers who fit this mold, but Roscoe Parrish came before them both.
Buffalo did not have a first round pick in 2005, so Parrish was actually Buffalo’s first selection in the draft. Coming out of Miami, Buffalo hoped they’d be adding a playmaker in Parrish. It didn’t really pan out that way offensively with Parrish.
Although he lasted seven seasons in Buffalo, Parrish never had a true breakout season. The closest he came was in 2010 when he caught 33 passes for 400 yards and two touchdowns in eight games. Over the course of his seven seasons in Buffalo, Parrish caught 134 passes for 1,502 yards and seven touchdowns.
One reason Parrish was able to stick with Buffalo so long was due to his ability to return punts and kicks. Parrish had two seasons where he averaged over 15 yards per punt return with Buffalo. By the end of his tenure with the Bills, Parrish had 1,622 punt return yards, 685 kickoff return yards, and three touchdowns.
Parrish played one season with the Buccaneers in 2012. He didn’t record any receiving stats in 13 games but he did add 384 yards on kick and punt returns.
John Parrella, DT, Nebraska (1993)
Parrella had a pretty long NFL career. The defensive tackle played 12 seasons in the NFL, but only played one year with the Bills. As a rookie, Parrella appeared in 10 games and recorded one sack and two tackles. He was out of Buffalo the following season and spent the next eight seasons in San Diego. With the Chargers, Parrella recorded 266 tackles and 24.5 sacks in 125 games (91 starts). He played an additional three seasons with the Raiders. In Oakland, Parrella had 67 tackles and one sack in 37 games.
Parrella was hired to coach Nebraska’s defensive line on February 24, 2016.
James Patton, NT, Texas (1992)
Patton’s tenure in Buffalo lasted two seasons. He played in 13 games over this span of time and recorded three tackles.