As a devoted Bills fan tired of watching my favorite team consistently under-perform at the game's most important position, I am both excited and terrified of the direction the team will go in 2013. My guess is that they try to restructure Fitz and maintain him as a serviceable back-up. Let's face it, he is the best QB on the roster right now! So let's throw that aside...and on to the topic the post's title suggests.
Please share your thoughts on Collin Klein in the comment section. I will attempt to do so here. Please keep in mind that I am, by no stretch of the imagination, as talented of a player evaluator as many of my fine fellow rumblers. As you know, my specialty is helping you lose your money with my weekly betting post series ;)
While I certainly do not see spending an early pick on Klein, as he seems like too much of a risk, I could see the team going this route. Allow me to explain, Klein has been extremely productive as a mobile, option QB at K-State. You can see from this highlight video that he can make all of the short to intermediate passes to be productive in a fast-paced spread offense (like the one we anticipate Hackett bringing to the Buffalo). Here's the thing - we know that the NFL is increasingly more closely resembling the college game. If you look at the success Kaepernick has had in SF as a big option QB, is it crazy to think that Klein could develop similarly?
I would not be upset if the Bills took Klein in the 3rd or 4th round (where he will probably go) and brought him to camp as a designed back-up with the hopes that he can be as productive in the NFL as he was at K-State.
I'll hang up and listen...