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NFL Draft: Bills should approach Big 12 quarterbacks with caution

QBs-Flaws-Fixes-Football NFL Draft: Bills should approach Big 12 quarterbacks with caution
Kristopher Love | 24 April, 2018, 19:31

There is no way the Cleveland Browns, who have come so far in the last couple of years - in terms of gathering talent, not actual wins - can bet their entire bankroll on Josh Allen.

Baker Mayfield "definitely" has been a part of the Cleveland Browns' considerations with the No. 1 draft pick, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter, and the former Oklahoma quarterback can not be ruled out as a possibility for the top overall selection Thursday night.

USC's Sam Darnold, UCLA's Josh Rosen, Wyoming's Josh Allen, and Okalhoma's Baker Mayfield are all in the discussion. But, as anyone who has followed the NFL Draft can note, one trade or unexpected pick can shake things up beyond anyone's wildest projections. What the Giants do at the number two spot will alter how the draft plays out. Draft night it going to be total and complete chaos. They've addressed some holes already: New England traded for WR-KR Cordarrelle Patterson, CB Jason McCourty and DT Danny Shelton, while signing veteran DE Adrian Clayborn and RB Jeremy Hill. FSU could see former players Auden Tate, Matthew Thomas, Tarvarus McFadden and Ryan Izzo selected later this week.

So, all of those owners, GMs, scouts and coaches scratching their heads for months will soon be crossing their fingers if they bypass Saquon Barkley, Bradley Chubb, Quenton Nelson, Denzel Ward, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Derwin James and Tremaine Edmunds to dive into the deep quarterback class, which could make or break a franchise's fortunes. Both quarterbacks seem like they could thrive in the Big Apple and have great arms, but Mayfield's accuracy and mobility give him the edge. I hope you all enjoy this week as much as I and the rest of the DLF staff will. Giants can't afford any misses with six picks, all in first five rounds. They have the No. 2 overall pick and have options. While there are some that see him sliding, most view him as a lock to be a top-10 pick. GMs of other teams must be prepared for a blockbuster trade like this to go down, because if they aren't, they could find themselves without a plan when they are on the clock.

The Buffalo Bills rank dead-last in the National Football League in pre-draft spending for players, according to Spotrac.com, which tracks each team's salary cap status.