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Levi Brown of Troy is the Bills' quarterback project

The Buffalo Bills were expected to draft a quarterback on Thursday or Friday, maybe Tim Tebow or Jimmy Clausen.

As it turned out, the Bills waited until the seventh round on Saturday to pick a passer, going with Levi Brown of Troy with the 209th overall pick.

Brown is a 6-foot-3, 229-pounder who started two years at Troy and is described as a raw physical talent with a strong arm and quick release who needs a lot of work before he’s ready for the NFL. The Bills say they like him as a project.

He has a lot of tools to work with,” said Bills scout Shawn Heinlen. “He has good size and is a good enough athlete. He’s got good arm strength and was a winning quarterback there for them after transferring from Richmond.”

Mike Mayock of NFL Network, whose sore throat caused him to go from TV to an online chat, wrote that he thinks the Bills made a wise pick.

“I believe he’s been undervalued all along,” Mayock wrote of Brown. “He was invited to the Combine, but only as a throwing QB, not a participant. I liked him on tape, and feel like he has a chance to be a very solid backup QB.”

For now, Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brian Brohm are slated to compete for the starting job in Buffalo. Brown’s presence on the roster means that whoever comes in last in that competition isn’t likely to make the team at all.

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10 Responses to “Levi Brown of Troy is the Bills' quarterback project”
  1. Farves sweet Hair says: Apr 24, 2010 6:37 PM

    Brohm is nothing but a college player at best.

  2. chris says: Apr 24, 2010 6:38 PM

    Go bills…

  3. wwwmattcom says: Apr 24, 2010 6:44 PM

    I like this pick because there wasn’t a QB in the draft worthy to be valued as a definite future starter. Look at Carolina, they have two QB’s in the draft because no one knows who is going to suck less after watching sub par QB play in college. NEXT YEAR GET ANDREW LUCK!!!!

  4. AllThat says: Apr 24, 2010 6:52 PM

    Someone has to throw the best snowball to make this team.

  5. Howboutdemcowboys says: Apr 24, 2010 7:07 PM

    In other words Buffalo has 2 projects and 2 career backups. Nice.
    I thought Chan Gailey was smarter than that

  6. Boo Hoo Florio picked on your team - GET OVER IT says: Apr 24, 2010 7:28 PM

    The Bills are in such big trouble. Whoever “wins” the starting job is going to have to settle for being a game manager.

  7. Mean D says: Apr 24, 2010 7:48 PM

    Crappy Bills are screwed at QB.

  8. Thatdude23 says: Apr 24, 2010 9:47 PM

    The whole bills team is a project and I should know I am a huge bills fan and live in buffalo. We didn’t get any better with this draft class . Any QB we would have gotten wouldn’t do well here we got no line and no big fast strong WR and a really bad coach that is way to old for this day and age of NFL football

  9. aschwartz says: Apr 25, 2010 1:40 AM

    I met Brian Brohm today…Nice guy

  10. whybuffalowhy says: Apr 26, 2010 5:58 PM

    @ Thatdude23
    Your statement proves that just because you’re a huge Bills fan and you live in Buffalo doesn’t mean you know anything about the Bills, or football for that matter.

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