Bills GM Doug Whaley shares his draft philosophy for rounds 1-3

Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley swung by Sirius XM Friday after Jared Goff’s workouts at Cal’s Pro Day, sharing some inside information on what he’s thinking draft wise.

In his sit down, Whaley said that if Goff is still available at No. 19, and he’s the top player on the Bill’s draft board, he would have no problem picking the 6-foot-4 quarterback. His statement may be somewhat surprising, given that the Bills have Tyrod Taylor and E.J. Manuel, though neither has done anything to be designated franchise quarterback yet.

“I tell everybody — where we are as a team, there is not one position we wouldn’t draft in the first, second or third round that we wouldn’t have a need for,” Whaley said.

“Either by a guy coming in to compete for a starting job or a guy to add depth. And what you really want to do is now, in a year or two when you really need a guy, you’re not relying on a rookie to go through those highs and lows. You have a guy that’s been in your system for a year or two.”

Whaley’s approach sounds like exactly what the Bills need, as they are heavy on veteran talent.

Therefore, there is an imminent need for depth in the form of cheaper, younger talent. Plus, when you’re chasing the Patriots, the more talent the better no matter what position.

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