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Doug Whaley on Cardale Jones: He could ‘be a franchise guy’

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The Buffalo Bills selected Cardale Jones in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, which didn’t come as a surprise as the team was expected to take a quarterback at some point. However, Jones is going to be a huge wildcard in the NFL and it is going to be interesting to see how or even when he is actually used.

It certainly seems as though at least one authority in the Bills’ franchise has faith in Jones. General Manager Doug Whaley spoke to reporters and talked about how Jones could be their guy if everything goes the right way.

We think our situation’s good for him,” Whaley told The Buffalo News. “He’s going to come in and be a three, be able to develop, be able to learn under some professionals that have been at their craft for a while, with EJ and Tyrod. We like his skill set. He’s got the talent to possibly be a franchise guy. Is he there yet? Absolutely not. He’s got a lot of work and a lot of ways to go. But this guy’s driven, this guy’s a proven winner; he’s undefeated.”

Jones will likely sit behind Tyrod Taylor and compete with EJ Manuel for practice snaps during his rookie season. But, if he gets his shot, it is safe to say that he would take full advantage of his chance.

During his career at Ohio State, Cardale Jones threw for over 2,300 yards and 15 touchdowns, starting the last three games of the 2014 season and taking the team to the national championship before losing the starting job four games into the 2015 season.

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