The Buffalo Bills wrapped up the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft in drafting former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones, thus making their own quarterback picture one to watch for the foreseeable future.
Jones has the build for quarterback at 6-foot-5, 250 pounds, and also has an absolute cannon for an arm. He stepped up tremendously in 2014 after starter J.T. Barrett went down with a broken ankle at the end of the regular season and played a key role in bringing the Buckeyes a national championship despite being the No. 4 seed in the College Football Playoff.
Jones was also the initial starter for Ohio State last season before being benched for Barrett due to inconsistent play. In his collegiate career, he completed 61.7 percent of his passes for 2,322 yards and 15 touchdowns while adding 617 yards and four scores on the ground.
But it is also worth noting that Buffalo already has Tyrod Taylor penciled in as the starting quarterback for 2016, and he is in the final year of a two-year deal. This season will mark whether Buffalo gives him a long-term deal, or is using him as a placeholder for an arguably bigger name in Jones.
Either way, though how much playing time he’ll receive remains to be seen, the Bills got a great pick in Cardale Jones.
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