Deep draft gives Bills options

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WIVB) – Bills General Manager Doug Whaley says he can go strictly by his draft board this year, now that quarterback is no longer a need in the first round.

“For us to stack the board, that makes it a lot more appealing, because you’re not pushing anybody up because of need,” said Whaley.

Whaley says there is a lot of depth this year – especially at offensive tackle, cornerback, and wide receiver. Those three positions could all be areas the Bills could target at some point in the draft.

“To tell you the truth, with the way our roster is set up right now, besides quarterback we could go any position. We want competition, and competition – like I’ve always said – brings out the best in people, and it adds depth,” said Whaley.

In terms of the first round pick, Whaley has already ruled out quarterback. You can likely add running back to that list as well, with C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson in the fold, along with Whaley saying today, it would take an Adrian Peterson-type prospect to warrant spending a first round pick on that position. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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