Before the 2015 college football season began, Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg was considered to be the top quarterback in the 2016 NFL Draft, if not the best player overall. He has since fallen from that distinction, but it does not mean he is completely out of the first round.
SI.com’s Peter King released his Monday Morning Quarterback mock draft and he talked about how the Buffalo Bills, who may or may not need a quarterback at this point, could take the former Nittany Lion.
While he had them selecting defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche, he said that there is word Buffalo is considering taking Hackenberg.
“Some in the NFL are convinced the Bills will consider Christian Hackenberg here, not so much because of the Penn State roots of the owner (Terry Pegula) but because some in the organization are convinced that Hackenberg, with the proper training, can be a good NFL player,” King reported.
Tyrod Taylor started 14 games for the Bills last season and they just missed making the playoffs with him at the helm. He threw for over 3,000 yards and 20 touchdowns against just six interceptions and also showed off his mobility by rushing for 568 yards and four scores.
He doesn’t seem to be the ideal answer for the team, but they could certainly have a good dynamic with either Taylor or Hackenberg behind center. However, the Bills could still end up with a player like Hackenberg later in the draft without having to drop a first-round pick on him.
I guess it is all about waiting at this point.
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