2012 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills Should Inquire About Colt McCoy
Well, there it is. The Cleveland Browns had Kendall Wright swiped right out from under their nose. Then, they panicked and jumped on Brandon Weeden with the 22nd pick, even when the Browns could have still gotten the former Oklahoma State gunslinger with the 37th pick.
Now, Colt McCoy, the Browns' 3rd round pick from 2010, is displaced. Start massaging your snubbed starter's feelings, Mike Holmgren. Or trade him. There won't be a shortage of suitors. The Browns won't get a 3rd round pick, but they definitely dropped the ball here.
Enter the Buffalo Bills. Ryan Fitzpatrick is a solid starter, but his second half of 2011 was definitely less than stellar. Yes, the Bills have options in this draft. I'm still a believer that unless you're picking a polished, blue-chip quarterback in the top-three, you'd rather have a battle-tested and somewhat developed starter. Buffalo doesn't need a starter this year and I know McCoy had a rough year, but he isn't a lost cause.
Bills GM Buddy Nix has an extra 4th round pick from the Lee Evans trade. Unless he is totally enamored by Brock Osweiler or Russell Wilson, there is absolutely no reason to not take a stab at getting McCoy out of Cleveland. He is built like Fitzpatrick, but has more speed and elusiveness. He would be a very good fit in Chan Gailey's offense.
I wouldn't offer more than a 4th round pick, especially with Jonathan Martin still on the board, but Holmgren may just be crazy enough to take the deal.
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