The Buffalo Bills began their first ever season in 1960 as part of the AFL. Here are the five best draft picks the Bills organization has made to date.
56 years ago, the Buffalo Bills began play in Western New York as an inaugural member of the eight-team American Football League in 1960. The Bills won two AFL Championships in 1964 and 1965 before the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.
Since joining the NFL 46 years ago, the Bills have been known primarily for two distinct things: 1.) Playing in frigid outdoor conditions at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. 2.) Being the only team in NFL history to appear in four straight Super Bowls … and lose them all.
While Buffalo hasn’t had a champion since 1965 or even made the AFC Playoffs since 1999, the Bills still have one of the most impressive collections of former players in NFL history. The Bills organization have had 11 men enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, most of which came from their AFC dynasty days in the late 1980s to the mid-1990s.
To achieve this level of greatness, the Bills organization had to draft wisely to bring top talent to Western New York that otherwise not be inclined to playing eight games annually in freezing conditions. Without further ado, here are the five best draft picks the Bills organization has made to date.