Blake Williams of BuckeyeSports.com joins Buffalo Football Report again on Wednesday to look at Buffalo’s fourth round pick, Cardale Jones.
At pick 139, Blake Williams feels that the Bills made a good selection.
“Jones is definitely worth the gamble late in the fourth round,” Williams said. “Jones is unquestionably a project and it will be a while before he can become a contributor as even a primary back up, but if he can put it all together he might be a steal.”
As for Jones’ intangibles, Williams is quick to point out the quarterback’s arm strength but also notes that Jones is terrific at keeping plays alive.
Williams stated, “Everyone knows about the elite arm strength, but Jones’ ability to keep plays alive is worth noting. He was forced to run the spread at Ohio State, and while it will be a while before he adjusts to a pro-style system, Buffalo’s system is certainly a better fit for his skills.”
The key to developing Jones will be patience on the part of the Bills.
“He has a tendency to lock onto receivers at times,” Williams said, “and trusts his arm strength a little too much, which could be a problem at the pro level. If the Bills can be patient with him, he has the tools to be a starting quarterback down the line and having nothing but football to focus on will do wonders for him.”