NFL Draft Rumors: Will Buffalo Bills Take a QB in Second Round?
NFL Draft Rumors Ponder What Buffalo Will Do With Second Round Pick
The Buffalo Bills had to be thrilled with the way the first round went for them. They got the player they really wanted in defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, have some prime real estate in the second round, and there's plenty of talent on the board to fill the team's needs.
But, which need will Buffalo fill first?
We know this team needs a quarterback; while he was solid last year, Ryan Fitzpatrick is not the answer as a franchise signal caller, and the Bills have been jerking their fans along for years without a true franchise passer. They've been begging for one since Wade Phillips benched Doug Flutie, and landing someone in the second round would give them just what they've been longing for.
With Colin Kaepernick, Andy Dalton and Ryan Mallett still likely to be on the board at the second pick of Friday's second round, the Bills are in a prime position to land any one of those three potential quarterbacks. A move for someone like Mallett, with his big arm, or Kaepernick, with his dual-threat skills and better-than-you-think passing ability, or Dalton, with his leadership skills, would make Bills fans extremely happy.
But, of course, there's the potential for disappointment here, as well. With plenty of promising defensive prospects, from Brooks Reed to Akeem Ayers to Martez Wilson, Buffalo could continue to try and find the right mix of promising young players on defense to get themselves on track.
While none of those guys would necessarily be bad picks, you can bet that they're not what Buffalo's rabid fan base was hoping for with so many potentially promising arms still on the board. Likewise, a move for someone like Notre Dame tight end Kyle Rudolph could be beneficial to this team, as could grabbing an offensive lineman to help keep whoever's under center next season safe.
Frankly, the Bills have so many needs, at so many different positions that it's tough to say for certain just who will wind up being the pick here. Personally, I think Mallett or Kaepernick could be stellar choices, guys who, with a bit of patience, could become bona fide stars at some point. But, as much as Bills fans want to see their team grab a franchise passer, there's a great chance that won't happen.
Of course, given Bills' fans level of heartbreak over the years, we can only hope that Buffalo finally gives them what they want, even if it means missing out on prime defensive prospects.
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