Important Dates in Bills History: April 20, 1996. Bills select WR Eric Moulds

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Important Dates in Bills History, presented by M&T Bank, helps fans recognize what's important. In the NFL, having capable wide receivers on offense is important and on April 20, 1996 the Bills boosted their roster when they selected WR Eric Moulds in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Moulds, a Mississippi State product, was chosen by the Bills with the 24th overall pick. After just two seasons in Buffalo, Moulds became a force on the field and a staple on the team's offense. His most productive season came in 1998 when he managed 67 receptions for 1368 yards and nine touchdowns.

Over the course of his tenure with the Bills, Moulds led the team in receiving yards six times and amassed four receiving campaigns of 1,000 yards or more. Known for his ability to make big plays and create mismatches for Buffalo's opposition, Moulds accumulated 26 performances with 100 yards receiving. 

Moulds finished a successful 10-year career with the Bills with 675 receptions for 9,096 yards receiving and 48 touchdowns—second only to Bills Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Reed. His continued effort throughout his tenure in Buffalo earned him three trips to the Pro Bowl. A timeless fan favorite, Moulds received a warm welcome in 2014 as he made a trip back home to the Ralph to Lead the Charge.

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