Just was thinking about the current QB situation of the Bills and the 2013 draft. Clearly no one is truly impressed with any of the QB prospects to feel very comfortable taking one in the top 10. There is great talent this year at the DE position, (along with OL but we are pretty set there), and I feel we need to take advantage of this.
Here's a quick plan for the off-season and draft:
Cut Fitzpatrick. This is no brainer, it will save us money next year and we desperately need to turn the page.
Acquire Alex Smith. This is more controversial. He definitely is not the true "answer" at QB. However, he is a proven player who can lead this team to the playoffs. This signing makes QB less of a need during the draft.
3 Round Mock:
Round 1: DE Ezekiel Ansah BYU (6'5" 274lbs) - Obviously this pick depends on who is taken earlier, but I feel this guy can truly be a great all around DE. He has great athletic ability which is a great attribute for a multiple D scheme that Pettine looks to run.
Round 2: QB EJ Manuel FSU (6'5" 240lbs) - Reach. This pick even more so depends on who is taken earlier. I would rather take Glennon (I think he will be gone), but I think Manuel's athletic ability is very intriguing. He has the physical tools, although his accuracy is inconsistent. That is why I would like Glennon more. But, EJ would be a great prospect to develop. Not a huge fan of Nassib, Wilson or Barkley but wouldn't be upset if we drafted them. Glennon I feel has the best arm of the group, has pretty good accuracy, but needs to work on consistency with his footwork, which I feel can be taught.
Round 3: LB (insert name here) - We need to draft someone to replace Barnett. I was thinking of picking up a FA, but that is just a short term fix. I am not real familiar with prospects so I won't pretend to be.
After these thoughts we still have a glaring need at WR. I think acquiring one in FA is the best option because I feel we are in a win now mode and generally rookie WRs struggle for their first couple years. I don't think we can get Bowe, but we need a big target on the outside.