The greatest receiver the Buffalo Bills ever drafted


It’s a no-brainer who the best receiver drafted by the Buffalo Bills was. That distinction goes to Hall of Famer Andre Reed. Drafted in the fourth round, 86th overall in the 1985 draft. The Bills got a hell of a steal with him.

Andre Reed is currently 11th all time with 951 receptions for 13,198 yards. This total ranks 13th all time in the NFL. Reed is also 12th on the all time list with 87 touchdowns by a receiver. Where Reed really excelled though was after the catch. When he retired he was considered one of the greatest after the catch receiver. Andre finished with an astounding 56.4 yard average after the catch.

Andre Reed was a great slot receiver were he connected with Hall of Famer Jim Kelly. Standing 6’1″ tall, Andre used his build to muscle for every yard as he earned seven straight pro bowl spots from 1988-94.

Andre Reed’s greatest game would be the 1992 AFC wild card game. Known as the Comeback Game, Buffalo came back 32 points to win the game. The Bills did this without Jim Kelly as backup quarterback Frank Reich lead the Bills back, connecting with Andre Reed for 3 straight touchdowns. Reed finished the game with eight receptions for 136 yards.

Reed was an amazing receiver who was long overdue for his election into the Hall of Fame. It’s pretty safe to say that Andre Reed will always be considered the greatest wide receiver in Buffalo Bills history.

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