Bills GM Buddy Nix has stated more than once that the team would like to draft a quarterback of the future. Naturally the ideal situation would be to land the kind of signal caller that could be a franchise type player. The obvious conclusion that most outsiders are drawing with the Bills is Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib is part of this year’s draft class. If drafted by the Bills he’d walk in the door knowing the offense better than any other player on the roster. But even the men that know Nassib best are fully aware that the draft evaluation process simply doesn’t work that way.

Doug Marrone’s coaching staff is still working their way through video of players currently on the roster to make personnel evaluations and determine what they have and what they feel they need to add. After that process is complete they’ll begin to spend more time with the college and pro personnel departments to see what’s available in the draft and free agency.

“I’m trying to get a good feel for the roster along with the other coaches,” said Marrone. “We’re just going to continue that, and we’ll get together, Buddy (Nix) and I, and we’ll talk about it. I want to hear the input from the coaches and see what they see. I have to watch all three phases. It’s not something that’s done just overnight.”

Knowing that the quarterback position is a priority with just one under contract for 2013 in Ryan Fitzpatrick, most outside observers believe one will be drafted by the Bills. In the next breath Ryan Nassib’s name is often mentioned knowing Marrone and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett have a healthy familiarity with the quarterback prospect.

It can’t be debated that Marrone and Hackett know Nassib better than any other NFL head coach or coordinator in the league. They worked with him on a daily basis for the last three years. But NFL clubs do not base their preferences at any position on just one player they happen to know the most.