2013 NFL Draft: Should the Buffalo Bills Select Geno Smith at No. 8?

By Dan Parzych
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Now that the Kansas City Chiefs will acquire Alex Smith from the San Francisco 49ers, there’s a good chance West Virginia Mountaineers star quarterback Geno Smith won’t be selected as the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Of course, the main question now is whether or not the Buffalo Bills should take a shot at Smith if he’s still around at No. 8.

With the way things have played out over the last couple of seasons, it’s safe to say the Bills made a huge mistake by giving Ryan Fitzpatrick such a hefty contract and to continue building the franchise around him would be a huge mistake on their end. It may not be a bad idea to give Fitzpatrick another year or two to prove himself considering all of the money they’ve already invested in him, but April’s draft is the perfect opportunity to find a new quarterback to develop until Buffalo is ready to move on from Fitzpatrick.

When looking at Smith’s potential, many scouts have already claimed he’s worthy of being a first-round pick–so it may not be a bad idea to at least consider him at No. 8.

Not only did Smith prove to be effective with his arm during his time at West Virginia, but he could be a double-threat for Buffalo at quarterback as he’s capable of running with the football as well. It’s been a long time since the Bills have recorded a winning season and with all of the doubt surrounding Fitzpatrick–they should strongly consider Smith in the upcoming draft.

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