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Nassib is the favorite, but Manuel has a very high ceiling as a QB.
There is still almost two months until the 2013 NFL draft, but most people, myself included, expect Buffalo to draft their future quarterback in the second round. Unless the team falls in love with Geno Smith and Smith falls to eight, I cannot envision the team selecting a QB at pick eight.
At pick 41? Absolutely.
QB options: Ryan Nassib, E.J. Manuel, Mike Glennon and Tyler Wilson.
Ryan Nassib—The obvious choice. Nassib has three years of experience in Doug Marrone and Nathaniel Hackett's offense. In a league where you have to show results quickly as a head coach, Marrone may be tempted to draft Nassib. Entering training camp, Marrone would have a rookie QB that knew his entire playbook.
In the last three seasons, Nassib has improved yearly in passing yards, completion percentage, yards per attempt, touchdowns and quarterback rating.
E.J. Manuel—In my opinion, the highest ceiling of any QB available in the second round. Manuel is extremely athletic, has a big arm and ideal NFL size. Manuel is already drawing comparisons to Colin Kaepernick and there will be a team willing to take Manuel early in round two. Marrone's offense doesn't require an athletic quarterback, but there's nothing wrong with having someone with Manuel's skill-set on your roster.
Mike Glennon—Personally, I can't go along with the Glennon hype. Yes, he's tall and has a big arm. After that? Well I truly don't know. Glennon is not mobile and he's certainly not accurate.Glennon had a completion percentage of 58.5 in 2012.
At 6'7" Glennon also needs to bulk up significantly from his current weight of 225 pounds. If he doesn't add weight to his frame, he won't last the punishing hits he'll take in the NFL.
Before Glennon, Tom O'Brien coached Matt Ryan and Matt Hasselbeck. Due to the success of each of these players in the NFL, some seem to think Glennon will follow in their footsteps.
Tyler Wilson—Wilson seems like a good fit for Buffalo. He has experience in a West Coast Offense and can make every possible NFL throw. He may not have the arm of Glennon or Manuel, but he gets the job done. Wilson played behind a woeful Arkansas offensive line this season and still managed to complete 62.1% of his passes. Wilson has the ability to come in and start right away for the Bills.