NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan’s mock draft has a quarterback going to the Bills at 3, but not the one everyone is talking about.
After picking Da’Quan Bowers for Carolina at one followed by Nick Fairley to Denver at two, Kirwan has the Bills taking Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert third overall. Here’s his reasoning behind the pick.
Some will say Ryan Fitzpatrick is just fine, and that might be true, but you never pass on a franchise quarterback. Gabbert would not have to play right away, which is ideal. Still, with Tom Brady and Mark Sanchez in the division, it might be time to get a talented youngster for the position. This could turn into the spot Cam Newton goes, but I will go with things I heard at the combine at this point. If teams like San Francisco or Washington want a QB they might have to move up.
Even more interesting is Kirwan has Cam Newton coming off the board with the pick right after Buffalo for Cincinnati knowing Carson Palmer seems dead set of never playing for the Bengals again.
Tags: 2011 NFL draft, Blaine Gabbert
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