Stanford Cardinal quarterback Kevin Hogan may not be getting the rave reviews fellow signal-callers Paxton Lynch, Jared Goff and Carson Wentz are, but at least one NFL team is highly interested in his services.
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Bills Making It Known Hogan Would Be a Good Fit
Monday, March 21
Matthew Fairburn of Syracuse.com tweeted that Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley thinks Hogan will make an easy transition to the NFL because of the pro-style system he played in during college:
Matthew Fairburn @MatthewFairburn
Doug Whaley said Kevin Hogan is the most pro ready QB in the 2016 NFL Draft for the Bills because of the system he ran in college.2016-3-21 16:58:52
That being said, Buffalo would be hard-pressed to take him in the early rounds considering Tyrod Taylor's improvement as the starter in 2015 and the fact CBSSports.com lists Hogan as a sixth-round talent.
Tony Pauline of WalterFootball.com wrote on March 17 about both the Bills' interest and Hogan's development at his pro day:
[Hogan] threw the ball well and was on point and accurate with his passes throughout the workout. I'm told while he still has a slight wind-up, Hogan's delivery is significantly more compact than it was last season or during the Senior Bowl and much better than the Combine. I mentioned a while ago the Buffalo Bills like Hogan, and it should come as no surprise that general manager Doug Whaley and director of college scouting were on hand.
Hogan had his best season last year as a senior, throwing for career highs in yards (2,867) and touchdowns (27) while completing 67.8 percent of his passes and leading the team to a Rose Bowl win over the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Even if he ends up in Buffalo, the chances of him winning the starting job over Taylor are minimal. However, head coach Rex Ryan is never one to go by the book, and if Taylor stumbles, it wouldn't be completely shocking to see Hogan as the starter should he end up with the Bills.