The Buffalo Bills have already made a few moves during the first couple of weeks of free agency, but this team may not be done making moves. They still have several players they're keeping an eye on - both free agents and draft prospects - they're targeting to help them make a playoff run next year. Here's all the latest news and rumors surrounding the Bills:
Could the Bills draft Jared Goff?
Cal quarterback Jared Goff is now expected to be the second QB taken in the draft with North Dakota State's Carson Wentz projected to go No. 2 overall to the Browns, and many different teams have been linked to Goff in the first round. You can now throw the Bills into that mix, who are reportedly enthralled with him.
"What we'll do, our philosophy, if he is the best, most highly rated guy left on board and we're at 19, we're going to stay true to our board and we're going to take him," general manager Doug Whaley said. "I tell everybody, where we are as a team, there's not one position that we wouldn't draft in the first round, second or third round that we wouldn't have a need for. Whether to compete for a starting job or to add depth.
"You saw everything you want to see from this guy. We saw him drive the ball, we saw him put some touch on some long distance throws, some deep throws. We saw him move not only in the pocket but make throws on the run. It was a good day also because we got to see him work with all of his receivers and his interactions between reps with his receivers and how he commands a team and how he would command a huddle."
Buffalo would likely have to trade up to have a chance at drafting Goff, but they appear to be his floor at No. 19. The Bills have Tyrod Taylor and E.J. Manuel under contract, and have also expressed interest in Penn State's Christian Hackenberg.
Blanton expects to start
Buffalo signed safety Robert Blanton on Friday to provide safety depth for them, but he insists that he came to the Bills to get a starting job.
"That's what I'm going in there to do," Blanton said, via The Buffalo News. "Come into work every day, do my job, and I feel like I can be the best. I feel like I'm the best guy for the job. So I just have to come in and be Robert Blanton - do my job - and the rest will take care of itself."
Blanton had 34 tackles for the Minnesota Vikings has season.Back to the Buffalo Bills Newsfeed