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Bucky Gleason's Power Take: Bills' other needs shouldn't hinder search for QB

The Bills will enter the NFL draft with immediate needs at various positions, which tends to happen when missing the playoffs for 17 years running. Tyrod Taylor could use another wide receiver, which could open up the offense for Sammy Watkins. They have soft spots in the defensive backfield.

Buffalo would like to end the playoff drought sooner than later. Indications pointed toward them wanting to win now when they kept Taylor. First-year coach Sean McDermott wants to make a strong first impression. Fans are exhausted, and ownership can't be far behind.

The Bills shouldn't allow outside pressure to cloud their judgment, however. They would be wise to keep an open mind. To me, their chances of having a winning record this year appear slim. If they're convinced a franchise quarterback is available next week at No. 10, they should grab him.

Does that mean they should target a QB in the first round? No. It means they shouldn’t suspend their search for one in any round. Taylor could be gone a year from now. Teams win consistently because they unload and reload better than others. The Bills first need to load, particularly at QB.


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