The end of an era


The Buffalo Bills fired Vice President of College Scouting Tom Modrak.

The firing ended an era in Buffalo.

Modrak for his 10 years here in Buffalo always took blame for the Bills Drafts no matter how good or bad they were. Since a lot of the Bills Drafts over that time span have just been bad Modrak has taken a lot of criticism.

Looking back at the first round selection that were made while Modrak was here, which is on WGR 550 website, Bills fans were justified in their view.

Of the 12 draft picks that the Bills have made in the first round of the National Football League Draft Modrak has had one player that has turned out into a franchise player and that was wide receiver Lee Evans in 2004. Now, to Modrak’s creidt 2009 first round draft pick guard Eric Wood looks like a franchise guy, but it is still early and anything can happen.

The fact of the matter is that good teams don’t hit on their draft picks in the first round less than 20 percent of the time. That percentage is well above 50 percent and solid example of that is the Pittsburgh Steelers who have made the Superbowl three times over the past several years who haven’t missed on a draft pick since 1999 in the first round.

In the end, if the Bills ever want to get back into the playoffs they have to start hitting their first round draft picks a majority of the time.