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Mocks going all QB for Bills now

Posted by Chris Brown on March 18, 2013 – 1:06 pm

Most NFL draft prognosticators are locking in a quarterback for the Bills with the eighth overall pick in the draft now that Ryan Fitzpatrick and the team have parted ways. The mock drafters at OptimumScouting are no different.

In their latest mock, they’ve got the Bills taking Matt Barkley eighth overall. Interestingly they’ve got Geno Smith going second overall to Jacksonville. Here’s what they wrote about the pick for Buffalo.

8. Buffalo Bills – Matt Barkley, QB, USC 
Now that Ryan Fitzpatrick is gone, it’d be a shock if the Bills didn’t take a quarterback here. It’s tough to peg which one they’ll target at #8. Doug Marrone has raved about Barkley in the past, so he gets the slight edge over Marrone’s former QB Ryan Nassib.

What’s perhaps even more interesting is how OptimumScouting sees the second-round quarterbacks coming off the board. He has Philadelphia taking Florida State’s E.J. Manuel with the 35th pick, Arizona taking Arkansas’ Tyler Wilson with the 38th pick and the Jets one pick later (39th) taking Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib.

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