We noted last week, shortly after the Bills agreed to terms with quarterback Kevin Kolb, that Buffalo still appeared to be interested in drafting a quarterback. On Monday the Bills officially announced Kolb’s arrival, and coach Doug Marrone confirmed that drafting a quarterback is still very much on the table.
“I do not think it really is going to change the philosophy on the draft,” Marrone said.
In Marrone’s opinion, you don’t pass up on a talented passer in the draft, regardless of who the quarterbacks on your roster are.
“You bring the best players you can bring in and you make those guys compete,” Marrone said.
Marrone said Kolb will compete with Tarvaris Jackson and Aaron Corp, the other two quarterbacks on the roster, for the starting job. But Kolb may also compete with West Virginia’s Geno Smith, USC’s Matt Barkley, Florida State’s E.J. Manuel, Oklahoma’s Landry Jones, Tennessee’s Tyler Bray, North Carolina State’s Mike Glennon or Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib. Because there’s a good chance that one of the top quarterbacks in the draft will end up in Buffalo.