March 27, 2013 – 2:20 pm
The position choice is much the same as a lot of other mock drafts for the Bills these days, but the name is different.
SI.com’s Don Banks has released his mock draft 3.0 and has Buffalo taking a quarterback. West Virginia’s Geno Smith is off the board to Jacksonville with the second pick overall in Banks’ mock draft, so here’s who he has coming off the board at 8.
8. QB Matt Barkley USC Sr. – It didn’t take listening in on Buddy Nix’s phone calls or sitting with Doug Marrone at breakfast last week in Phoenix to figure out the Bills are the most quarterback-desperate team in the NFL. Just check the depth chart: Tarvaris Jackson and Aaron Corp. Barkley will be on the rise if he turns in an impressive Pro Day showing Wednesday at USC, with the priority being he flashes the necessary arm strength scouts need to see. The Bills might wish they could wait until the second round to find their quarterback, and Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib would be their hoped-for target in that case, but I just don’t believe Buffalo has that luxury.
Banks doesn’t have another quarterback coming off the board in the rest of round one.
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