Welcome to the Offseason Week Three mock draft here at Fansided! The Bills are obviously still sitting with the eighth overall pick, and this week make a move that is trendy to predict. With the introduction of Doug Marrone and Nathaniel Hackett it would make sense that they might want to bring the quarterback who helped them get here into the fold.
With the eighth overall pick the Buffalo Bills selected Syracuse quaterback Ryan Nassib. Many may think that this pick is still too early for a guy of Nassib’s ability. Here’s what Fansided had to say.
Hear me out here… the Bills have made no secret about the fact that they had interest in Nassib before bringing in his college head coach, Doug Marrone, to run the team. If Marrone believes Nassib has what it takes to be a franchise quarterback, the Bills need to select him here. Nassib is generating a lot of buzz and could be gone early in the second round, so if the Bills truly want to lock up the Syracuse prospect they need to do so early.
They make one very good point, that if the Bills really do like him that much they should use their first pick on him. They shouldn’t fool around, getting the quarterback of the future is a dire need to the team. If they think Nassib is it, then pull the trigger. We’ve seen guys like Christian Ponder go way earlier than expected. Nassib could too.
We’ve actually talked about Nassib on the site before. I took a look at him right after the Marrone hire as a player the team possibly could be targeting. John Starba did as well when he discussed what possible moves could happen due to the Marrone hire.
This week’s draft is filled with quarterbacks, including Geno Smith being back at number one with the Kansas City Chiefs and Tyler Wilson going to the Arizona Cardinals before the Bills make their selection.