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.
Todd Collins was up against it in Buffalo right from the start. Drafted as the heir apparent to then-future Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly in the second round of the 1995 NFL Draft, Collins would sit behind Kelly for two years before becoming the team's starter after Kelly retired after the 1996 season. Despite playing alongside some of the greatest Bills skill players ever, Collins lasted just 13 games as Kelly's successor, finishing with a 5-8 record and a 12-13 TD-INT ratio.
It's still pretty amazing that Collins - who is still playing, serving as Chicago's backup quarterback last season - has lasted in the NFL as long as he has. As the first in a long line of quarterbacks that the Bills have tried to use to replace Kelly, Collins has had the most longevity, as he just wrapped up his 16th pro season.
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