Reports of 2012 NFL Draft prospects visiting the Buffalo Bills are starting to pick up the pace, with Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com confirming the latest scheduled visitor: Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins.
The 6'2", 214-pound senior is coming off of three straight years as a starter in the Big 10. The Spartans sported a 28-12 record in that time frame - including 22-5 in the last two years - won the 2011 Outback Bowl in triple overtime, and Cousins completed 64.2 percent of his passes for 9,131 yards, 66 touchdowns and 30 interceptions for his career.
Scouts like Cousins' arm and intangibles, but question his pocket awareness, ability to handle pressure, on-the-move throwing and slight frame. Most consider him a mid-round prospect, with the third round being the high end of the projection in most cases. If the Bills are looking for a guy that can push Tyler Thigpen as a backup to Ryan Fitzpatrick - with the ability to evolve into something more down the line - Cousins has the makeup to be that type of player as a pro.