The maligned 2013 NFL Draft quarterback class has drawn widely varying opinion as to how many will go in the top 10, let alone the first round. WGR 550 Buffalo insider Joe Buscaglia revealed that he thinks the Buffalo Bills have narrowed their scope to Ryan Nassib and Matt Barkley with the eighth overall pick.
Buscaglia tweeted Sunday night:
Buscaglia went on to say the Bills could snag either of them at No. 8 if they are unable to trade down and pick one of the two quarterbacks. It’s also interesting because last week Mike Mayock said that Smith was not a fit for the Bills during a conference call with media, citing interestingly enough the cold weather.
Barkley played his home games in the sunny confines of Southern California with the USC Trojans while Syracuse alum Nassib played his home games in a dome. This does not offer definitive evidence for or against Mayock’s observation on Smith, but just interesting to consider.
Buscaglia’s other note on the Bills’ willingness to draft Nassib or Barkley at eighth overall in lieu of a trade is also interesting. It seems Buffalo is very aware that these quarterbacks could well sink to the end of the first round or even day two, and is seeking options to trade down with its top pick.
It’s still unclear as to where in the draft Barkley and Nassib will be available, but Busclaglia’s tweets could provide clarity on exactly who Buffalo is set on, regardless of how they must obtain them.