Ah, spring. When a young man's fancy turns to love, where hope springs eternal, when everybody falls for their NFL draft class--wait, I'm sorry, our Bills blog at Buffalo Rumblings would like to comment on their draft. Sirs?
Buffalo has the single worst quarterback situation in the league, and it's not close. That fact alone will prevent the Bills from approaching even respectability in 2010; understand now, folks, that this team is probably going to be terrible next year. Not only do we have an open competition with candidates that spark something less than enthusiasm, but we lack long-term direction at the position, as well. As I said over draft weekend, this franchise will continue to spin its wheels as long as there's no long-term solution at QB, and I'm sorry, Levi Brown isn't that guy. Expect a lot of burnt rubber with very little progress from the team this year.
Uh-oh. And yes, author Brian Galliford has a point; even though C.J. Spiller is a playmaker, he comes into a backfield that already has Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch, who's now practically untradeable. The rest of the draft class, in fact, does little to address any of the Bills' most glaring needs. Considering the presence of Jackson at tailback and Kyle Williams at nose tackle competing with second-round pick Torell Troup, it's easily possible that the Bills have no new starters at all in 2010 because of this draft. Hooo boy. Not good times in Buffalo.
Galliford goes on to make a rather dour prediction:
I realize it's ridiculous to be critical of a draft class when the guys haven't even traveled to Buffalo yet, much less practiced or played. I'll step off the soap box once this article is typed up and put my Cloak of Objectivity back on to carefully monitor the progress of Nix's first draft class. I'm rooting for these guys; they're Buffalo Bills now. But I can't exit draft weekend without making a prediction: this draft class will cost one of Nix and Gailey his job within three years.