Many teams were convinced the Bills were angling to jump back into the first round Thursday night to draft Tim Tebow. That rumor spread around the league, and some believe it was a driving force in the Broncos making their deal to ensure they got the Florida quarterback with the Ravens’ pick at No. 25.
However, a Bills source said they had no interest in moving back for Tebow and that the prevailing sentiment from other teams was “100 percent not accurate.”
The Bills, who hold pick No. 41 Friday, also are unlikely to move up to take a quarterback early in the second round, according to the source. Buffalo projects Notre Dame’s Jimmy Clausen to be gone, but there’s a sense within the organization that Texas’ Colt McCoy still could be available. Regardless, numerous league sources said the Bills spent significant time evaluating mid-round quarterbacks, and it’s quite likely that they will take a passer in Round 3 or later.
Left tackle remains a pressing need, and it’s a position the Bills thought about addressing with the No. 9 pick before ultimately deciding on Clemson RB C.J. Spiller. With four highly rated tackles still on the board, there’s a good chance there will be value at that position when the Bills are on the clock.