With the 2011 NFL Draft quickly approaching, we thought it'd be a good idea to run down the Buffalo Bills' ten biggest draft successes and failures. I decided at the last minute to make this an "of my lifetime" series, meaning that the only busts and gems that you'll see listed here every day were picked in 1985 or after.
Don Beebe was the Bills' third-round draft pick (No. 82 overall) in the 1989 NFL Draft. A lithe 5'11", 185-pound speedster out of tiny Chadron State, Beebe was drafted for the specific purpose of adding speed to Buffalo's receiving corps in sub-packages.
During the Bills' four-year run of
Super Bowl losses AFC Championships, Beebe was an integral, if unheralded piece of the Bills' dynamic no-huddle offense. Though he never caught more than 40 passes in a season with Buffalo, he was nonetheless a playmaker, finishing his six-year run with the Bills with 164 catches, 2,537 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Beebe left Buffalo via free agency after the 1994 season, spending three more years in the league with Carolina and Green Bay. Today, he owns Don Beebe's House of Speed, which specializes in performance training for athletes.
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