The Buffalo Bills are going to draft a quarterback. The team currently has Tyrod Taylor and EJ Manuel on their roster, both free agents after the 2016 season, and Doug Whaley has stated that another QB would be added to the roster.
On Friday, Cardale Jones became the latest quarterback of interest for Buffalo. Ohio State held their Pro Day on Friday and Buffalo sent offensive coordinator Greg Roman and quarterbacks coach David Lee. According to BuffaloBills.com, Roman and Lee were in attendance to watch Jones throw.
Both quarterbacks coach David Lee and offensive coordinator Greg Roman are on hand to watch QB Cardale Jones throw. That’s because Jones did not throw at the NFL Combine last month after suffering a hamstring injury during his 40-yard dash. He was the only QB not to throw in Indianapolis.
The knock on Jones is that he doesn’t have good anticipation to throw receivers open, lacks touch on underneath and intermediate passes and has questionable decision making. It’s hard to show he’s improved in those areas when he’s throwing routes on air (no defense), but what will be of interest is how he looks under center and how much he’s cleaned up his footwork with QB guru George Whitfield since the college season ended.
Although there are some negative aspects to Jones' game, he has the physical traits you look for in a quarterback and a big arm. Jones could be a target for the Bills on day two or three of the draft.null