Inside The Bills

Marrone: Adding Kolb doesn’t impact draft

Posted by Chris Brown on April 8, 2013 – 5:38 pm

The Bills finally made the signing of free agent QB Kevin Kolb official Monday, but it won’t change Buffalo’s draft plans according to head coach Doug Marrone.

Marrone was asked if signing Kolb changes the team’s plan to draft a quarterback. This was coach Marrone’s response, which may not have directly answered the question about quarterback specifically.

“I don’t think it really is going to change the philosophy on the draft,” said Marrone. “When the position comes whatever is best for our team to get better I think we’ll go ahead and choose that player wherever it may be. I think that rather than trying… and I don’t want to speak for Buddy (Nix) or anybody else in the organization, but rather than trying to reach or go somewhere that you don’t want to go, you bring the best players in that you can bring in and you have them compete and you’re a better football team.”

Marrone’s comment makes it clear that Nix’s philosophy of sticking to taking the best player on the board is still the predominant approach that the Bills will take later this month. The only exception that Nix has mentioned in the past in which he would lean toward position need is if a prospect at a position of need has a grade very close to or equal to that of a player that is best on their board.


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