Most draft analysts and fans expect the Buffalo Bills to draft a quarterback in the middle rounds of the 2016 NFL draft to backup Tyrod Taylor. This logic makes sense as the team has shown quite a bit of interest in Dak Prescott, Christian Hackenberg, Kevin Hogan, and Cardale Jones.
Although a player from that group remains a likelier option, the Bills could address the position as soon as round one. At pick 19, it's likely that Carson Wentz and Jared Goff will be off the board. However, Memphis Tigers QB Paxton Lynch could still be available and the Bills are doing their due diligence on the quarterback. According to Sal Paolantonio, Buffalo dined with Lynch on Tuesday.
Greg Roman, Buffalo's offensive coordinator, was in attendance as noted in the tweet.
Tyrod Taylor performed well in his first season as Bills quarterback, but that doesn't mean the Bills should shy away from drafting a QB early, especially if the team believes that quarterback will be a franchise player. Last year, Lynch completed 66.8% of his pass attempts for 3,778 yards, 28 touchdowns, and four interceptions. The QB has great size (6'7") and is very mobile, running a 4.86 40-yard dash.
It'd certainly be a surprise, but Lynch would be an intriguing addition to Buffalo.null