Buffalo Bills 8th overall picks, 8 days from the 2016 NFL draft.

Whitner was Buffalo's last eighth overall pick.

The 2016 NFL draft is eight days away. Who have the Buffalo Bills drafted at pick 8?

Buffalo has drafted four players at pick 8. Here’s a look at the former Bills draft picks.

Donte Whitner, S, Ohio State (2006)

When the Buffalo Bills went to the podium to make their first pick in the 2006 NFL draft, many fans thought the team was going to select Haloti Ngata. Instead, Buffalo surprised just about everyone by selecting Donte Whitner. As a rookie, Whitner won the NFL’s Rookie of the Month in September.

Whitner lasted five seasons with the Bills and started in 66 of 69 games with the team. During that time, Whitner registered 323 total tackles, five interceptions, one touchdown, three forced fumbles, one fumble return and 1.5 sacks.

The safety was known for being a big hitter but he also had his fair share of missed tackles and poor coverage with the Bills.

In free agency, Whitner joined the 49ers. He spent three seasons with San Francisco and registered 169 total tackles, five interceptions, one touchdown, five forced fumbles, and five fumble recoveries. He was a member of the 49ers NFC Championship team in 2012. Whitner was named to the Pro Bowl in 2012 and 2013 with the 49ers.

San Francisco decided against re-signing Whitner and he landed with the Browns. In his first season with Cleveland, Whitner was once again named to the Pro Bowl. Whitner signed a four-year deal with the Browns but was released by Cleveland in early April.

He’s currently a free agent.

Shane Conlan, LB, Penn State (1987)

Conlan spent six seasons with the Bills and was named to the Pro Bowl from 1988-1990. The linebacker was a member of three Bills Super Bowl teams and three All-Pro teams.

As a rookie, Conlan was the Associated Press’ Defensive Rookie of the Year. In 12 starts, Conlan recorded 114 total tackles, one forced fumble, and 0.5 sacks. During his overall tenure with the Bills, Conlan registered 77 starts in 80 games. He recorded 545 tackles, six sacks, three interceptions, four forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries.

Conlan spent the final three seasons of his career with the Rams. He started in 37-of-40 games and recorded 206 tackles, one sack, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.

Conlan was named to Buffalo's 50th Anniversary Team.

Mike Dennis, RB, Mississippi (1966)

Dennis never played a snap with the Bills. His two professional seasons were with the Los Angeles Rams. Dennis carried the ball 29 times for 136 yards in his career and had eight receptions for 53 yards.

Jim Davidson, OT, Ohio State (1965)

Davidson never played a professional down.



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