Buddy is quoted saying that he wants to draft a QB, but that doesn't mean it has to be in the 1st round:
Nix suggested the Bills might not draft a quarterback with their first pick. He said he doesn't see a can't-miss quarterback in the upcoming draft class like there have been the past couple years.
"You've got guys spread out all over the league that have been successful that didn't go in the first round or the first five or 10 picks," Nix said. "
It certainly sounds like Buddy may not take a QB in the 1st round. Well, let's look at the success of finding an elite QB in the 2nd round:
2011 Andy Dalton
2010 Jimmy Clausen
2009 Pat White
2008 Brian Brohm, Chad Henne
2007 Kevin Kolb, John Beck, Drew Stanton
2006 Kellen Clemens, Tarvaris Jackson
2001 Drew Brees, Quincy Carter, Marques Tuiasosopo
1999 Shaun King
1998 Charlie Batch
1997 Jake Plummer
1996 Tony Banks
1995 Todd Collins, Kordell Stewart
1992 Matt Blundin, Tony Sacca
What % would you consider Elite? Heck, how many are solid LONG term starters?
You have about a 20-1 shot of finding an elite QB in the 2nd round. I don't like the strategy of taking one in the 2nd.