Mike Mayock believes the Buffalo Bills should consider a QB at pick 19 if they believe a franchise quarterback is on the board.

A QB at pick 19? Mike Mayock thinks it's an option for Buffalo.

Most mock drafts have the Buffalo Bills addressing their front seven, offensive line, or wide receiver position. Very few, if any, have Buffalo looking for a quarterback. That said, Mike Mayock believes the Bills should consider a quarterback at pick 19 if the team considers that QB to be a franchise player. In a pre-combine chat, Mayock said the following about the Bills:


Buffalo did their homework throughout the season on Carson Wentz, but there is talk that Wentz could be the first quarterback off the board this year. In addition to Wentz, Jared Goff and Paxton Lynch are currently looked at as first round picks. Michigan State QB Connor Cook is also a borderline first round pick. It's certainly possible that one of the top three quarterbacks fall to Buffalo, but it certainly doesn't seem like a pressing need.

Buffalo may have found a franchise quarterback in Tyrod Taylor. The former Virginia Tech Hokie made the most of his first starting opportunity in the NFL. In 2015, Taylor went 8-6 as the team's starting quarterback. He completed 63.6 percent of his passes for 3,035 yards, 20 touchdowns, and just six interceptions. Taylor also rushed for 568 yards this season with the Bills. In 2016, Taylor will enter the final year of his contract with the Bills. If he performs as well as he did in 2015, it's likely that Buffalo reaches a long-term deal with the QB.

The Bills would be wise to address the backup quarterback position in the draft. Taylor's willingness to run leaves him one shot away from an injury and EJ Manuel has shown that he's not good enough to win consistently as a backup. That said, unless Wentz somehow falls into Buffalo's lap, drafting a quarterback in the first round isn't the wisest move for the Bills.

If Buffalo doesn't go the quarterback route, Mayock believes Sheldon Rankins would be a good choice for the Bills.


Rankins may not be on the board when the Bills pick at 19, but drafting a defensive tackle is much likelier than taking a QB at 19.


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