At the end of day two of the NFL draft, Bills head coach Doug Marrone was pained that his former college QB Ryan Nassib had yet to be drafted through three rounds of picks. At the end of the draft Marrone was happy to see that Nassib not only came off the board in round four, but was selected by a head coach that he’s very close with.
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is a close friend and colleague of Marrone’s and both are alums of Syracuse. Seeing Nassib selected by the Giants in round 4 on Sunday had him feeling a lot better about his former quarterback’s future than he did a day ago.
“I’m not going to lie, I’m very happy. I really am,” said Marrone. “And I’m happier that they’re in the NFC, that Ryan’s in there. I’m extremely happy. I’m not going to lie. It’s struggling and you go through it and its human nature. We sit up here and we get in front of you guys. We say things and talk and you listen to things, but anyone that gets up here and says I don’t listen to that or I don’t have any feelings, in my opinion they’re not telling the truth.”
Nassib was the 110th overall picks of the Giants, who also took his Syracuse teammate OT Justin Pugh in the first round with the 19th overall pick and the fifth quarterback off the board.
Tags: 2013 NFL draft, Doug Marrone, Ryan Nassib, Tom Coughlin
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