Buffalo Bills to Draft Andrew Luck to Play Linebacker, Not Quarterback

Christopher NicholasContributor IIIOctober 14, 2010

PALO ALTO, CA - OCTOBER 09:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Stanford Cardinal drops back to pass the ball against the USC Trojans at Stanford Stadium on October 9, 2010 in Palo Alto, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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After Saturday nights close win to USC, many were surprised to see Andrew Luck hit Shareece Wright after he recovered a fumble by Stanford running back Stephan Taylor. Who was more surprised, was Buffalo Bills General Manager Buddy Nix and Vice President of College Scouting Tom Modrak. Obviously the two conversed shortly after and discussed that since they would obviously have the first overall pick in the 2011 Draft, that they would have a "redraft". Since the their first round pick in '09, Aaron Maybin defensive end from Penn State, has not made if off practice and special teams squad and their switch from 4-3 to a 3-4 defense, they thought they would go ahead and redraft as much help as they could get with making Andrew Luck a linebacker. Since 1997 the Bills have had 8 quarterbacks under center. Since the '97 draft they have passed on such quarterbacks like Matt Hasselbeck, Brian Griese, Shaun King, Marc Bulger, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, A.J. Feeley, David Garrard, Tony Romo and many more. All these quarterbacks have been to the pro bowl and for 13 years Buffalo failed to draft one that would start for more than three years. That is probably why they will not draft Andrew Luck at his natural position, and instead to make up for the Aaron Maybin miss and the retirement of Matt Schobel. I would like to publicly apologize for Andrew Luck fans, for seeing your prized quarterback become a linebacker. Who knows, maybe he can get a snap or two in a wildcat look. Or a WildBill look.