The 2016 NFL draft is 50 days away. Who have the Buffalo Bills drafted at pick 50?
Buffalo has drafted four players at pick 50. Here’s a look at the former Bills players.
Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State (2015)
Darby exceeded all expectations as a rookie with the Bills in 2015. The former Florida State product stepped onto the field in Week 1 with Buffalo and played like a true No. 1 cornerback. Although Darby admitted that he hit a bit of a rookie wall late in the year, he was outstanding throughout the 2015 season. Darby didn’t allow any 100 yard games to opposing receiving corps in 2015 and only allowed 57 receptions on 105 targets. The cornerback gave up 660 yards all season and recorded 21 passes defensed and two interceptions. Over the course of 15 games, Darby only allowed four touchdowns all season.
In 2015, Darby looked nothing like a rookie. The good news for Buffalo and Bills fans? He’s only going to get better.
Byron Franklin, WR, Auburn (1981)
Franklin spent three seasons in Buffalo and improved in each season with the team. As a rookie, Franklin caught two passes for 29 yards in 13 games. In his second season, Franklin was on the field for 15 games, including five starts. During his sophomore season, Franklin caught 30 passes for 452 yards and four touchdowns.
Franklin’s last season with the Bills was his most productive. The receiver started in all 16 games with the Bills and caught 69 passes for 862 yards and four touchdowns.
After leaving Buffalo, Franklin spent three seasons with the Seahawks. He started once in 33 games with Seattle and caught 44 passes for 673 yards and two touchdowns.
Franklin is a pastor and CEO and President of TernionGRP Livingston.
Glenn Lott, DB, Drake (1975)
Lott did not record any professional stats in the NFL according to Pro Football Reference.
The former defensive back was in the news in 2013 for assaulting a fellow golfer with a Callaway 5-iron after being questioned about his score on a hole. In addition to breaking a club over the victim, Lott stabbed the victim with the broken club. After the man fled in a golf cart, Lott chased after him in a second cart.
Bill Johnson, RB, University of the South (1966)
The University of the South product did not record any stats in the NFL.