So you don't think you can find a star in the late rounds? Well, he's a positional list of player who were drafted in the fourth round or later (or not at all) in the last 15 years and made at least one Pro Bowl. It's not a complete list. I went with multiple Pro Bowlers in cases where there were too many candidates. One thing that became clear was that you're not likely to get a Pro Bowl quarterback in the later rounds. Maybe that's why the Bills haven't jumped at any of the possible QBs. Evidently, they're not taking a guy unless they believe he can be a franchise guy. You tend to get those quarterbacks high in the draft.
Players are listed by position and team with the round drafted and the year. A "U" means they were undrafted. If I missed anyone, feel free to let me know. --- Jerry Sullivan
Quarterback: Tom Brady, NE (6, 2000); Jake Delhomme (U, 1997). Running back: Arian Foster (U, 2009), Michael Turner, SD (5, 2004); Willie Parker (U, 2004). Wide Receiver: Donald Driver (7, 1999), Wes Welker (U, 2004); Brandon Marshall, DEN (4, 2006); Miles Austin (U, 2006).
Tackle: David Diehl, NYG (5, 2003); Jason Peters (U, 2004); Jahri Evans, NO (4, 2006) Guard: Brian Waters (U, 2000); Kris Dielman (U, 2003). Center: Dan Koppen, NE (5, 2003); Shaun O'Hara (U,2000); Jeff Saturday (U, 1998). Tight End: Antonio Gates, SD (U-2003); Owen Daniels,HOU (4, 2006)
Fullback: Vonta Leach (U, 2004); Le'Ron McClain, BAL (4, 2007) Placekicker: Nick Folk, DAL (6, 2007).
Tackle: Kyle Williams, BUF (5, 2006); Jay Ratliff, DAL (7, 2005); Trent Cole, PHI (5, 2005); PatWilliams (U, 1997). End: Jared Allen, KC (4, 2004); Aaron Kampman, GB (5, 2002); Elvis Dumervil, DEN (4, 2006); Robert Mathis, IND (5, 2003).
Linebacker: James Harrison (U, 2002); Bart Scott (U, 2002); London Fletcher (U, 1998) Cornerback: Asante Samuel, NE (4, 2003); Courtland Finnegan, TEN (7, 2006); Al Harris, TB (6, 1997) Safety; Antoine Bethea, IND (6, 2006); Ryan Clark (U, 2002).
Punter: Shane Lechler, OAK (5, 2000); Brian Moorman (U, 1999)