Eric Wood was drafted 28th overall in 2009.
The 2016 NFL draft is 28 days away. Who have the Buffalo Bills drafted at pick 28?
Buffalo has drafted five players at pick 28. Here’s a look at the former Bills draft picks.
Eric Wood, C, Louisville (2009)
Wood was Buffalo’s second first round pick in the 2009 draft. It was a pick that Buffalo acquired when they traded Jason Peters to the Eagles. Although Wood has missed time in his career due to injuries, he’s been a starter with the team since day one. In his career, he’s started in 95 games with the Bills.
Wood’s blocking helped the Bills finish first in rushing in 2015. At the end of his strong season, Wood was named a Pro Bowl alternate and ended up playing in the game.
Thomas Smith, DB, North Carolina (1993)
Smith played seven seasons with the Bills and was a full-time starter at cornerback by his second season. In his career with the Bills, Smith played in 110 games and made 95 starts. During his seven seasons in Buffalo, Smith recorded 258 total tackles, six interceptions, one forced fumble, and four fumble recoveries.
In addition to playing with Buffalo, Smith played one season with the Chicago Bears (2000) and the Indianapolis Colts (2001).
Booker Moore, RB, Penn State (1981)
Moore joined the Bills in 1981 but did not play as a rookie. After joining the Bills, it was discovered that Moore had a disease called Guillain-Barre syndrome. This disease attacks the nervous system.
Moore did suit up with the Bills from 1982-1985. During his time with Buffalo, Moore rushed for 420 yards on 115 carries (3.7 YPC) and one touchdown.
Moore died in 2009 from a heart attack. Before passing away, he served as a Sheriff's Department deputy in Genessee County for 20 years.
Paul Warfield, WR, Ohio State (1964)
The Hall of Fame wide receiver was drafted by the Bills in the AFL in 1964. Warfield opted to play in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns.
Warfield spent six seasons with the Browns in his first stint with the team, five seasons with the Dolphins, and two seasons back in Cleveland before retiring. In his career, he caught 427 passes for 8,565 yards and 85 touchdowns. Warfield was an eight-time Pro Bowler and two-time First-Team All-Pro.
The receiver was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983.
Tom Woodeshick, RB, West Virginia (1963)
Woodeshick was drafted 28th overall by the Bills and 102nd overall by the Eagles in the NFL. The running back chose the NFL and played until 1972. Woodeshick was with the Eagles until 1971 and spent one year with the St. Louis Cardinals. His best season came in 1968 when he rushed for 947 yards on 217 carries. He was named to the Pro Bowl that season.