The Bills have now signed every rookie in their 2016 class after inking fourth-round pick Cardale Jones. The Ohio State quarterback, who was taken with the No. 139 overall selection, knows that he may have to wait awhile before he can see real playing time.
“I am going in here knowing that that Tyrod [Taylor] is our starter,” Jones told Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com. “I am going in here knowing that EJ [Manuel] is our backup. I am going in here learning, working as hard as I can working with Coach [David] Lee in the film room, on and off the field. Whatever happens after that I guess is just a product of great circumstances.”
Jones is undefeated as a college starter with a perfect 11-0 record, but he only threw a total of 270 passes while with the Buckeyes. Prior to the draft, one NFL offensive coordinator told NFL.com that Jones has more physical tools than Teddy Bridgewater and Derek Carr, but he “can’t touch their poise and leadership as young quarterbacks.”
Here’s the complete rundown of the Bills’ 2016 draft class:
- 1-19: Shaq Lawson, DE/OLB (Clemson)
- 2-41: Reggie Ragland, LB (Alabama)
- 3-80: Adolphus Washington, DT (Ohio State)
- 4-139: Cardale Jones, QB (Ohio State)
- 5-156: Jonathan Williams, RB (Arkansas)
- 6-192: Kolby Listenbee, WR (TCU)
- 6-218: Kevon Seymour, DB (USC)
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