The Bills had a degree of success last year with Tyrod Taylor at quarterback, but they haven’t committed to him beyond 2016.
So it makes sense that they’re looking at quarterbacks in this draft, and guys who do what Taylor has done.
The 6-foot-5, 253-pound Jones was a dual threat in college, and led the Buckeyes to a national championship in 2014 despite being the third quarterback to start the year. But he lost the starting job last year to J.T. Barrett, showing some limitations as a passer that prompted coach Urban Meyer to make the switch.
But as a physical specimen, Jones has few equals, with the kind of size that suggests durability and a big arm. He’ll need time to adjust to the NFL, but the Bills have a starter in place in Taylor, so they aren’t in a hurry. And with EJ Manuel as the only other veteran backup on the roster, there’s clearly room for someone with Jones’ potential on the roster.
They’ve also booked a visit with Dak Prescott, so they’re likely going to look at a number of prospects, but Jones would seem like a fit in Greg Roman’s offense.