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Although much will happen before Buffalo gets a chance to draft its franchise quarterback—hiring of coordinators, free-agency moves, etc.—finding the correct signal-caller is of the utmost importance for Doug Marrone.
Inconsistency and perpetual instability at the quarterback position have plagued Buffalo since Jim Kelly retired.
Coaches are critical in the ultra-complex NFL, but if you don't have a quarterback, in all likelihood, your team will fail.
Look around the league.
Forget the coaches for a second.
A team's general success has become nearly an exact correlation to play of its the quarterback.
Mike Shanahan looked totally lost in Washington until Robert Griffin III came along. The Indianapolis Colts were the worst team in football a year ago; with Andrew Luck, they made the playoffs.
The New England Patriots have been wildly successful over the last decade with Tom Brady under center.
Jay Cutler has been hit-or-miss—so have the Chicago Bears' appearances in the postseason.
I could go on, but you get the picture.
Marrone needs to comprehensively examine the 2013 quarterback class and find the right quarterback to draft, whether it's his college QB Ryan Nassib or not.