Quarterback Nathan Peterman, whom the Bills have already shown interest in, recently completed a pre-draft visit with the team, according to ESPN Insider Adam Caplan. It’s unclear whether this is the same event that Peterman alluded to in his interview with Sirius XM radio during March, or if that workout was a separate event from the visit.
Either way, it’s an important point of clarification for the team to be having Peterman visit their headquarters, given their predilection for spending draft picks on pre-draft visit connections. He’s one of several offensive prospects from Pitt, including offensive linemen Adam Bisnowaty and Dorian Johnson, and running back and cancer survivor James Conner.
As the Bills transition to a new coaching staff with a West Coast offense designed by Rick Dennison, Peterman could be a desirable piece to add in the draft. He has some of the best footwork and dropback mechanics in this draft, and his ability to effectively sell play action and roll out on a bootleg would be an excellent asset in Dennison’s offense. His accuracy is more of a “neighborhood” accuracy than a precision passer’s, and he needs to work on fully progressing through his reads instead of locking onto the first one. Those flaws (among others’ assessments) are why he sits between the third and sixth rounds of the draft in most pre-draft prognostications.