The 2016 NFL draft is 27 days away. Who have the Buffalo Bills drafted at pick 27?
Buffalo has drafted six players at pick 27. Here’s a look at the former Bills draft picks.
Jeff Burris, DB, Notre Dame (1994)
Burris played four seasons with the Bills. As a rookie, Burris did not record any starts but he appeared in all 16 games and recorded two interceptions and one fumble recovery. By his second season, Burris was starting for the Bills. In the following three seasons, Burris played and started in 38 games.
His overall tenure in Buffalo saw him record six interceptions, one forced fumble, three fumble recoveries and 145 total tackles. Burris also handled punt return duties in Buffalo. In his career with the Bills, Burris had 100 punt returns for 1,045 yards. He’s second all-time in Bills punt return yards.
Burris left the Bills for the Colts and recorded 61 starts in four seasons with the team. He had 10 interceptions and two defensive touchdowns in Indianapolis. His last stop in the NFL came with the Bengals. He played in Cincinnati from 2002-2003 and recorded 21 starts.
Burris was most recently a part of the Miami Dolphins coaching staff. His next stop may be a return to his alma mater. Burris talked with Brian Kelly about joining the coaching staff as a defensive analyst.
John Fina, OT, Arizona (1992)
Fina spent the majority of his career with the Bills. The left tackle played in Buffalo from 1992-2001. During that time, Fina recorded 131 starts in 148 games.
In 2002, Fina signed with the Arizona Cardinals. He appeared in seven games with Arizona but did not record any starts.
Fina’s LinkedIn page lists him as a Clinical Sales Associate for Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Doug Allen, LB, Penn State (1974)
Allen played two seasons in the NFL with the Bills. He made 13 starts in 28 games and had one interception and three fumble recoveries with Buffalo.
After retiring, Allen joined the NFLPA as an Assistant Executive Director from 1982-2007. He also served as an Executive Director of the Screen Actors Guild. Allen also returned to Penn State to serve as a Professor of Practice in Labor and Employment Relations.
Reggie McKenzie, OG, Michigan (1972)
McKenzie played with the Bills from 1962-1972. In his career with the Bills, McKenzie recorded 147 starts in 147 games. McKenzie was a member of the “Electric Company,” a group of offensive linemen who “turned on the Juice.” An article from People says that O.J. Simpson referred to McKenzie as his “main man.”
McKenzie was a First-Team All-Pro once with the Bills. He spent the final two seasons of his career with the Seattle Seahawks.
McKenzie is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. Today he owns Reggie McKenzie Industrial Materials, Inc.
Bill Enyart, RB, Oregon St. (1969)
Enyart recorded five starts in his two seasons with Buffalo in 28 games. He rushed for 387 yards and one touchdown on 105 carries and caught 54 passes for 421 yards and three touchdowns.
After two seasons in Buffalo, Enyart was traded to the Oakland Raiders. He appeared in one game with the Raiders, but did not record any stats. He suffered a serious injury in Oakland that ended his career.
He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and before his professional career, Enyart was an All-American and the Hula Bowl MVP at Oregon State.
Stew Barber, OT, Penn State (1961)
The offensive tackle was never too far from his hometown. Barber was born in Bradford, PA and played his college ball with the Nittany Lions before arriving in Buffalo.
Barber had a tremendous career with the Bills. He played with Buffalo from 1961 to 1969 and played in 125 games. According to Pro Football Reference, Barber not only played at tackle, but he spent some time at linebacker. In 1961, he recorded three interceptions.
Barber was named to five consecutive AFL All-Star games (1963-1967) and was a two-time First-Team All-Pro. He also played on both of Buffalo’s AFL Championship Teams.
After his career was over, Barber worked with the Bills as a college scout, assistant General Manager (1976) and Vice President of administration (1979-1983).