Bills GM Buddy Nix told Buffalobills.com on draft weekend that Tim Tebow was never in their plans. On Thursday during an interview with Double-X 1090 radio in San Diego he explained why.
When asked if the Bills had ever considered Tebow as a possible draft choice early he stated that they did not, citing what he felt was likely to be a developmental process to make Tebow NFL ready.
“I went to every quarterback workout and I went to see every quarterback and that kind of thing,” said Nix. “I love Tim Tebow and he’s going to be successful, but we didn’t have time to wait on a guy. We have too many needs. We can’t take a guy and have him sit him two or three years or whatever it takes. I don’t know how long it’ll take. He might come in and play right off, but we didn’t know that. So it was kind of a thing where we had to get somebody in that (draft) spot that was going to contribute early.”
Whether it was round one or round two, Buffalo did get a pair of players that figure to be early contributors in C.J. Spiller and Torell Troup. Both are expected to be on the field a good deal as rookies in 2010.
Tags: 2010 NFL Draft, C.J. Spiller, Tim Tebow, Torell Troup
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