The Buffalo Bills enter the 2013 NFL draft devoid of talent, skill and hope. It starts and ends with a quarterback in the NFL and the Bills don't have one. Would we be excited if it was 2010 and Buffalo just traded a high pick and Leodis McKelvin to the Philadelphia Eagles for Kevin Kolb? Maybe, maybe not.
Is one person excited the Bills now have signed Kolb for $1 mil guaranteed and two years with a base salary of $3 mil? Well, besides Kev-dog himself, no. I'm not even sure if he is an upgrade over Ryan Fitz-noodle-arm Fitzpatrick although I suspect he is barely. Basically it is a sad situation behind center.
The only thing that could make it worse would be if the Bills wasted the # 8 pick in the draft on the "inevitable" Bill, Ryan Nassib. The idea that shitty GM Buddy Nix would draft Nassib at 8 makes me physically ill.
The only thing this pick would accomplish is it fills the biggest need of the franchise. The problem is the guy isn't a first round talent and is no franchise quarterback, especially not in 2013. If he starts right away it will be a guarantee that he will be a bust. At best he needs to sit for a year and that means he can't be a first round pick. Even in the 2nd round I wouldn't like the pick but it would at least be palatable.
This seems to be the inevitable and obvious pick because Nix is predictable, Doug Marrone loves the guy and he will with out a doubt be available when the Bills are on the clock. The only pick that could be worse than this would be Chance Warmack or another guard like DJ Fluker or really anyone on the offensive line. Ugh.
The Bills biggest needs in order are:
If the best QB in the draft, Geno Smith, is on the board at 8 I'd draft. Is he a great QB prospect? No, but he is a good one. I do think about the shit bomb he dropped in Yankee Stadium against Marrone and the Orange in the Pinstripe bowl in the cold but it was only one game. Gotta pull the trigger if he's there.
If not I think long and hard about a TE because there won't be one taken before 8. If not look WR if someone above 6'2 is on the OBD big board. Worst comes to worst you look at Jarvis Jones or another front 7 defensive monster.
Let's face it, the only way this franchise gets back to respectability (sneaking into a wild card spot) is build the defense because I don't see this franchise getting a franchise quarterback in my life time.
I thought hope springs eternal? Not in Buffalo.