Buffalo Bills to Try out Former Ohio State Quarterback Kenny Guiton

Michael Natelli@@MichaelNatelliCorrespondent IMay 17, 2014

Ohio State quarterback Kenny Guiton looks for a receiver against Florida A&M during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Jay LaPrete/Associated Press

The Buffalo Bills will try out former Ohio State quarterback Kenny Guiton this weekend during the team's three-day rookie minicamp, as reported by Mike Rodak of ESPN.com

It's no sure thing that Guiton will make the Bills' roster. Buffalo is already carrying four quarterbacks heading into this weekend's rookie camp, meaning Guiton is once again in the underdog role he's become accustomed to through his collegiate career. He undeniably has the skills to land a roster spot, so a good tryout could result in a current Bills quarterback ending up without a job come next week.

Despite making just two starts and 21 total appearances in his four-year college career, Guiton demonstrated his ability as both a passer and an athlete in the action he saw.

There was perhaps no better example of Guiton's dual-threat abilities than his start in 2013 against the Cal Golden Bears. In the game, Guiton was 21-of-32 for 276 yards and threw for four touchdowns, one being a 90-yard strike to receiver Devin Smith. In addition to his passing success, the redshirt senior rushed the ball for 92 yards on 14 attempts (6.57 yards per carry).

Guiton was originally recruited as a potential starter for the Buckeyes back in high school, but those plans were pushed to the side when OSU secured top quarterback recruit (now-Heisman candidate) Braxton Miller.

Despite his difficult situation, Guiton still proved to scouts that he had the potential to play at the next level, particularly with his ability to take care of the football. In 2013, he completed 75 of 109 passing attempts, posting a 14-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio and a 165.2 passer efficiency rating. Between his passing smarts and athletic ability as a runner—Guiton had five rushing touchdowns and averaged 8.3 yards per rush last season—the rookie could ultimately prove to be one of the gems of the undrafted free-agency class.

Video Play Button
Videos you might like