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Seven years of Bills first-rounders lacking

10/4/2010

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- In my halftime observations post from the New York Jets' 38-14 walkthrough against the Buffalo Bills, I gave a rundown of how nonexistent the Bills' past eight first-round draft picks had been through the first two quarters.

The update I'm about to deliver isn't much better.

  • Receiver Lee Evans (13th overall in 2004): one catch for 6 yards.

  • Safety Donte Whitner (eighth overall in 2006): 13 tackles.

  • Defensive lineman John McCargo (26th overall in 2006): a healthy scratch.

  • Running back Marshawn Lynch (12th overall in 2007): four carries for 8 yards, lost fumble, no catches.

  • Cornerback Leodis McKelvin (11th overall in 2008): burned on a 41-yard touchdown pass to Braylon Edwards.

  • Outside linebacker Aaron Maybin (11th overall in 2009): a few plays, zero tackles, apparently surpassed on the depth chart by sixth-round rookie Arthur Moats.

  • Right guard Eric Wood (28th overall in 2009): holding penalty to put the Bills at second-and-19 at their own 11-yard line.

  • Running back C.J. Spiller (ninth overall this year): two carries for 11 yards, one receptions for 4 yards, five kickoff returns for 110 yards.