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Ryan Nassib in Round 2 makes plenty of sense for the Bills.
I've seen mock drafts where Buffalo takes Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib at pick eight of Round 1. Does Nassib on the Bills make sense? Absolutely. His former head coach, Doug Marrone, and offensive coordinator, Nathaniel Hackett, are now with the Bills. Nassib could prove himself worthy with an impressive Senior Bowl and Combine, but right now, he's a second-round talent in my eyes.
That said, no coaching staff has more insight on Nassib than do the Bills'. Marrone needs to find a QB in the 2013 NFL Draft that he feels he can work with. Based on his relationship with Nassib, it seems like an easy choice.
Nassib finished his senior season with 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He threw for 3,749 yards while recording a 143.3 QB rating.
Overall, Nassib's growth in four seasons is pretty impressive. His totals in yards, touchdowns, yards per attempt, and quarterback rating improved every season. His completion percentage also improved each year from freshman year to his junior season. This past season, his 62.4 completion percentage tied his junior season's percentage.
One could argue that Nassib's interception total also went up each season, but his interception totals in four years were one, eight, nine and 10. The one interception came in limited playing time, and an increase of one interception each year isn't bad considering how his pass attempts went up each season. Nassib attempted 57 more passes in his junior season (415) than in his sophomore season (358). In his senior season, he attempted 56 more passes than in his junior season (471).
In his final year at Syracuse, Nassib's most impressive stat may be the increase in his yards per attempt (YPA). He jumped from 6.47 YPA in his junior season to 7.96 in his senior campaign.
If Nassib is available in Round 2 and Buffalo passes on him, it will speak volumes on how his former coaches feel about him as an NFL prospect. However, if he's still there, I think it's safe to believe that Buffalo pulls the trigger.