Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 3/20/13
With almost one month to go until the 2013 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills have questions about who they should target to send their franchise to the promise land. After their non-winning franchise quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick was released and signed to the Tennessee Titans on a two-year contract; the questions remain at the surface of the organization as to who will be the “Guy”. Buffalo seems to be heading in the right direction for them to compete in the AFC East with the money spending Miami Dolphins and the revamping New England Patriots. Newly hired head coach Doug Marrone and Co. has to choose wisely on who they want to be the next field general for the Bills.Geno Smith has been the most sought after quarterback in this year’s draft because of his skills and talent he displayed at West Virginia in the past three seasons. Smith has excelled at every workout since the conclusion of his senior year after losing to the Syracuse Orange in the 2012 Pinstripe Bowl. Despite his late season inconsistency in 2012, Smith passed for 4,205 yards completing 71.2% of his passes, while tossing 42 touchdowns to only six interceptions. Those numbers are exceptionally impressive for a quarterback who spent his senior campaign competing in the BIG 12 conference. At his pro day, Smith put on a show completing 60 out of 64 passes, showing off his tremendous arm talent and developing footwork. Buffalo will have their hands full with the eighth overall selection in this year’s draft.Other than Smith, you have Ryan Nassib who looked solid during the second half of his last year at Syracuse setting the single season school records for passing yards (3,749), touchdown passes (26), and completions (284), passing yards per game (288.4), and total offense (3,891). Nassib’s impressive season improved because the offense was revamped into a no-huddle spread which allowed Nassib to display his ball placement and short throw accuracy in an offense that carved up defenses week in and week out. Work ethic, intelligence, arm strength, and size will serve Ryan well in the NFL, but the question is, “Will his former head coach Doug Marrone take a chance on him come April?”Between Smith and Nassib, you have two potential franchise players with promising futures in this league down the road. Although Geno Smith has never beaten Ryan Nassib in a head to head battle in college, both of these hardworking individuals will battle hard in their teams training camp to compete for a starting job. If the Buffalo Bills take Geno Smith, Ralph Wilson Stadium will become electric. If Buffalo decides to reunite Marrone and Nassib, this team will not only have a competitive spirit every Sunday, but their relationship and growth will go unnoticed. So, who will it be? Smith or Nassib. 
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