Bills go for big change during the National Football League draft

  • Bills go for big change during the National Football League draft

Bills go for big change during the National Football League draft

The Bills traded up to the number seven pick to acquire Allen, but they did have concerns about the racially charged and insensitive tweets that were sent out by the quarterback back in 2012 and 2013. Allen has the best arm of any quarterback prospect, which he has shown off at the NFL Scouting Combine and Wyoming's Pro Day with some throws approaching 80 yards.

Allen will have to answer for the racial slurs and offensive remarks posted to, then deleted from, his Twitter account, Bills linebacker and team captain Lorenzo Alexander told the Bills' radio program.

Bills GM Brandon Beane was a wheeler-dealer on day one of the draft in landing QB Josh Allen and LB Tremaine Edmunds. It happened. I was young and dumb and made a mistake, but I've moved on.

Allen, 21, became the earliest pick the franchise has ever made at the quarterback position on Thursday when they selected him seventh overall.

"I'm not gonna be ignorant enough to assume that he understands the [N-] word as I understand it and a lot of people understand it", Alexander said.

All throughout the draft process, Beane said new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll was vital - and has an incredibly specific plan for Allen as the team's quarterback and his development.

They did just that.

"I don't see why this situation can't be any different", he said.

"I thought we were going to have to give up the 22nd pick".

"I'm not too sure about his stats, but from what I hear they're not that great", Goodwin said. Rumors flew around for months about whether the Bills would trade up to No. 2, No. 4, No. 5 and other various spots, or just stay put at No. 12 and No. 22.

There is also pressure with Carson Wentz and Jared Goff turning into very good quarterbacks in a short time, and that could have the Bills push Allen out there sooner than later. "I saw it, and the support that I've had the last two days has been tremendous". "He was schooled up by a guy who played 17 years in the league". Obviously, I've got to man up, and I've got to take it on the chin.

"I think somebody knew what they were doing", Allen said when asked why he believed the story surfaced on the eve of the draft.