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[BN] Blitz's Path to the Passer series explored potential quarterbacks for the Bills and how quarterbacks are evaluated. How much does a strong arm matter?  At times, it’s as if no other trait matters. Find a big arm and your passing prayers are answered. Find a big arm and expect big success. The Browns, who own the first and fourth overall picks in the draft that be…

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This is the next in a series of in-depth features on potential quarterbacks for the Bills and how quarterbacks are evaluated.  “He has a cannon for an arm.” How often have we heard or said that in the assessment of a college quarterback’s worthiness as an NFL draft pick? Hue Jackson, coach of the Cleveland Browns, used those exact words to describe the right arm of top …

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(This is the latest in a series of stories profiling potential quarterback options for the Buffalo Bills leading up to the NFL Draft.) NFL observers can't resist drawing rave comparisons when watching Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold's ability to improvise big plays from the pocket with his big arm and nimble feet. "I'll tell you, he reminds me of a younge…

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This is the next in a series of in-depth features on potential quarterbacks for the Bills. Rick Spielman didn’t even need the question to be asked. During his opening statement of his press conference at the NFL Scouting Combine, the Minnesota Vikings’ general manager told reporters, “I’m sure you want me to address the quarterback situation.” Bingo. Three quar…

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This is the next in a series of in-depth features on potential quarterbacks for the Bills. The situation is practically unheard of. A potential franchise quarterback, in the prime of his career, will be available to every NFL team, with the only cost associated being money. Granted, we’re talking a whole bunch of money, but that’s likely all it will take to land Kirk…

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USC quarterback Sam Darnold said he intends to throw at the NFL Scouting Combine later this month, a practice that some highly touted quarterbacks have avoided in recent years. A number of top draft prospects have skipped throwing at the combine and instead thrown at their Pro Days on their college campuses with receivers whom they are more familiar. Darnold made an …