Bills get in QB queue

January 27, 2016

Bills get into QB queue … Buffalo G.M. Doug Whaley didn’t flinch when asked at yesterday’s Senior Bowl practice whether the Bill will consider selecting a quarterback in the early rounds of the 2016 draft. “If it presents itself, it makes sense and it’s a guy we like, and we believe in, absolutely” said Whaley who has to decide at the same time whether Tyrod Taylor has shown enough to be considered Buffalo’s QB of the future. And even though Buffalo only has the 19th pick in this year’s opening round, the Bills could still get a chance to select one of this year’s top QB prospects such as Michigan State’s Connor Cook. Whaley also agreed with what appears to be growing consensus in the NFL that the 2016 draft is relatively deep with second-tier development type QBs who will be available on the second day of this year’s draft. At the same time, though, the Bills could also be looking for a quality edge rusher as DE Mario Williams appears to be headed toward free agency. On the other hand, Dallas owner/GM Jerry Jones downplayed the likelihood of the QBs taking a QB with the 4th pick this year saying that Tony Romo still has 4-5 good years left. It will be interesting to see if Jones continues to sing the same song if former North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz has a strong week at the Senior Bowl in Mobile where his North team is being coached by Jason Garrett and the rest of the Dallas staff.