Mayock: No QB Upgrade at Pick 50 in NFL Draft

When the Buffalo Bills go on the clock for the first time in the 2015 NFL draft, Mike Mayock doesn't see any upgrades at quarterback. Besides the top two quarterbacks, this year's class is seen as being rather weak.

Mike Mayock told us what we already know: This year's quarterback draft class isn't very good.

The Buffalo Bills are looking to add competition at the position, as evidenced by Josh McCown's recent visit. In the 2015 NFL draft, there won't be any upgrades when the team picks in the second round. In truth, there wouldn't be any upgrades at quarterback if the Bills had their first round pick. Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, the top two quarterback prospects, aren't expected to make it out of the top ten. After that, the next best options include UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley and Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty. During a conference call, Mayock noted that neither quarterback is an immediate starter or upgrade.

"They're both projects. You've already got a project in Buffalo right now who probably has as much talent as those two kids. I'm not a big believer in investing in a position just because you think you have a need. It has to upgrade the existing position. I'm not sure you can do that at quarterback this year in the second or third round."

Buffalo is still considered a favorite to land Josh McCown, but if he lands elsewhere, the team can find a stop-gap option elsewhere in free agency. In the 2016 NFL draft, the team could draft another quarterback if E.J. Manuel fails to impress in his third season.

As for pick 50, it's too early to pinpoint specific positions the team should address. In free agency, the team could address many of its needs and use the pick to select the best player available.


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