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Bills Draft Gems, No. 10: DT Kyle Williams

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.

Coming out of the 2006 NFL Draft, John McCargo (Bust No. 6 in our series) was supposed to be the team's next star at defensive tackle. Fifth-round pick Kyle Williams out of LSU was nearly a complete afterthought at the position, considering that the team had also brought in free agent Larry Tripplett a month prior.

Five years later, most of Williams' running mates at DT are afterthoughts, while Williams has emerged as one of the NFL's most underrated defenders, the centerpiece of Buffalo's defense, and one of the more revered Bills players in recent memory.

Williams has strung together two straight highly productive seasons, accumulating 142 tackles and 10 sacks in that 30-game time frame, and doing so despite technically playing two different positions. Not bad for a former 134th overall pick.

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