Assistant General Manager Doug Whaley understands the thought process necessary to evaluate the right players to fit into the 53-man roster for the Buffalo Bills, Ryan Talbot, featured columnist for Bleacher Report reported on Feb. 19.
Doug Whaley, in an interview with John Murphy, the official announcer for the Buffalo Bills, made it clear that the Bills draft process is 80 percent tape, 10 percent All-Star Games and 10 percent NFL Combine.
The NFL Combine begins on Saturday, Feb. 23 and the Buffalo Bills scouting personnel will study every player, but the focus may be on quarterbacks, wide receivers, tight ends, offensive guards and linebackers. Based on these needs, the Buffalo Bills will may pay close attention to two specific prospects in at quarterback.
Geno Smith, University of West Virginia: with a 71.2 percent completion rate, Smith is incredibly accurate, he can make NFL throws. His touchdown to interception ratio of 42-6 shows he makes the proper read more times than not.
Geno Smith should go in the first round, possibly to the Kansas City Chiefs. If the Chiefs choose offensive tackle Luke Joeckle from Texas A&M as their first pick, Smith may drop to the eighth pick, giving the Buffalo Bills a possible chance at signing him to the Bills roster.
Tyler Wilson, University of Arkansas: Wilson completed 62.1 percent of his passes while throwing 21 touchdowns to 13 interceptions at Arkansas. Tyler Wilson has great arm strength, which is necessary for a Buffalo quarterback because of the weather conditions.
Considering that Wilson had a rough year, losing his top three targets from 2011 to the NFL Draft, as well as head coach Bobby Petrino, Tyler Wilson has the ability to bring incredible value to the Bills organization. The Buffalo Bills will no doubt interview Wilson at the NFL Combine to get a feel for his knowledge of their potential offense.