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Round 4 may be the best time for the Buffalo Bills to add a QB

The fourth round may be the time for the Bills to address their future at QB.

The Buffalo Bills should be thrilled with how the draft has fallen. Shaq Lawson, a player few draft analysts saw falling to 19, dropped into Buffalo's lap. In Round 2, the Bills found a trade partner so they could move up and add Reggie Ragland, a player with a first round grade. Then, at pick 80, the Bills added a versatile defensive lineman who can play at any spot along the line in Adolphus Washington.

The value of these three players were much greater than any QB the team could have selecting, possibly minus Paxton Lynch in the first round. Now, it may be time for the Bills to pounce on a quarterback. Safety depth and wide receiver depth could certainly be addressed as well, but if Buffalo waits too long on a QB, they may not be left with any QB to develop.

As it stands, Connor CookCardale Jones, Dak Prescott, and Kevin Hogan are all available. All four quarterbacks drew interest from the Bills leading up to the draft, so it's very possible that Buffalo selects one of these players in round four. It's unlikely that all four quarterbacks go before pick 139, so Buffalo may simply wait and see who is left standing when they are on the clock.

Cook, Jones, Prescott, and Hogan all have qualities that should interest the Bills. Cook comes out of a pro-style offense and will be ready to play in the NFL bfore any of the other QBs. Jones' ceiling is probably the highest among the four players and Prescott's skill-set is most similar to Tyrod Taylor's skill-set. Last, Hogan is the most intelligent QB of the group and also comes from a pro-style offense.

If the Bills pass on a quarterback in round four, they may find themselves with just Taylor and Manuel on their roster in 2016. This wouldn't be a problem this season, but both QBs are free agents and the team should add a quarterback that they feel they can develop as a potential spot-starter/starting option.

Don't be surprised if the Bills finally draft an offensive player in round four and add a backup quarterback into the fold.


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