Why the Bills should take a QB at No. 8

Buffalo Bills' General Manager Buddy Nix speaks to the media about the hiring of Doug Marrone as...

Buffalo Bills' General Manager Buddy Nix speaks to the media about the hiring of Doug Marrone as head coach at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York January 7, 2013. (REUTERS/Doug Benz)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:32 PM ET

The Buffalo Bills are more hard up for a decent quarterback than North Korea is for electricity.

If you don’t think the quarterback string of Rob Johnson, Alex Van Pelt, Drew Bledsoe, Kelly Holcomb, J.P. Losman, Trent Edwards and Ryan Fitzpatrick is tied to the fact the team hasn’t made the playoffs since 1999, well, I have some bullish North Korean hydro-electric stock you might want to buy.

It’s why so many Bills fans are imploring -- no, begging – general manager Buddy Nix to select a play-caller with the team’s no. 8 overall pick Thursday night on Day 1 of the NFL entry draft.

But will he?

Whether any of the buzz-bereft quarterbacks in this draft are even worthy of being taken that high matters not. Fans will be livid if Nix passes in the first round, then somehow misses out on the top tier of QBs by the time their second scheduled pick rolls around on Friday night -- the 10th choice of Round 2.


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