The 2016 NFL draft is 48 days away. Who have the Buffalo Bills drafted at pick 48?
Buffalo has drafted four players at pick 48. Here’s a look at the former Bills players.
Chris Kelsay, DE, Nebraska (2003)
Kelsay spent 10 seasons in the NFL with the Bills. Besides his first and last season in the league, Kelsay started at least 10 games every year with Buffalo. In his 147 game career with Buffalo, Kelsay logged 440 total tackles, 32.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, three interceptions, 20 passes defensed, and two safeties.
Kelsay’s never logged more than 5.5 sacks in a season but his 32.5 career sacks in Buffalo is good for ninth all-time in Bills history. During his career in Buffalo, Kelsay was named a defensive captain three times.
Bucky Brooks, WR/DB/KR, North Carolina (1994)
Brooks only spent one season in Buffalo with the Bills. In his rookie season, Brooks had nine kick returns that went for 162 yards.
After his one season in Buffalo, Brooks bounced around between the Packers, Jaguars, Chiefs, and Raiders. After his NFL career was over, Brooks moved to sports writing. He’s currently an NFL media analyst for NFL.com and the NFL Network. In addition to working as an analyst, Brooks also started a training website called bigplayfootball.com.
Matt Kofler, QB, San Diego St. (1982)
In three seasons with the Bills, Kofler played suited up in 36 games. He didn’t register any stats in Buffalo. During his relief duties in Buffalo, Kofler completed 68-of-154 passes (44.2%) and threw for six touchdowns and eight interceptions.
After three seasons in Buffalo, Kofler played one season with the Colts. He had his only career start, a loss, with Indianapolis in 1985.
Kofler was the head coach at San Diego Mesa College before passing away in 2008 due to an illness.
Lance Rentzel, WR, Oklahoma (1965)
Rentzel was drafted by the AFL Champion Buffalo Bills, but he opted to play in the NFL. He started his career with the Vikings (two seasons), before moving on to the Cowboys (four seasons) and Rams (three seasons).
In Dallas, the receiver had three consecutive seasons of 960 yards or more. For his career, Rentzel had 268 receptions, 4,826 yards, and 38 touchdowns. He added another 196 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.