I have read numerous mock drafts that have Buffalo picking a WR at 8 and then the best available quarterback at 41. Cordarelle Patterson is the most prognosticated pick at 8 should Buffalo go with a WR. While the rookie salary would be an obvious bonus to taking him, I would consider giving up our first round pick to the Giants for Victor Cruz. From an article I read online, The Cruz Rules, the Giants have offered a $2.879M tender. With roughly $11M in cap space available, allowing for the rookie salaries, should Buffalo make an offer?
The argument quickly turns to, "Who is going to throw to him?" The answer is simple: The Buffalo Bills starting quarterback. Does it really matter who is throwing the ball? Cruz along side Stevie Johnson opens up an entire new phase of the passing offense that we haven't had in years. Tarvaris Jackson is a better QB than Ryan Fitzpatrick was, in the interim, until the rookie selected in Round Two is ready, which may even be opening day.
Even at $3 to $4 million against the cap, Victor Cruz should be considered for a first round selection by the Buffalo Bills on April 25th.