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QB Tyrod Taylor - Buffalo Bills

6-1, 217Born: 8-3-1989College: Virginia TechDrafted: Round 6

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Taylor's upside isn't as a polished pocket passer, but his ability to earn yards with his legs. Think of Tim Tebow's fantasy production in Denver or further back, Tyler Thigpen's in Miami, and Taylor could approach low-end QB1/high-end QB2 production. Taylor is a better passer than Tebow, but not nearly as rugged.

Summary

There's a sleeper in the competition for the starting QB job with the Bills, and his name is Tyrod Taylor. Coming over in free agency earlier this year (and accepting a smaller offer than he got from the Broncos), Taylor has full confidence that he can win the starting job. Taylor is incredibly athletic, quick and has the agility to break ankles in the open field. He's got a strong arm, but his accuracy is a work in progress. Taylor backed up Joe Flacco in Baltimore, but he may be the best option for the Bills this season. Watch his progress in training camp. (June 21)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 39, 29, 30, 34, 35, 35
QB Dynasty - 46, 34, 38, 43

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2012 BAL 6 17 29 179 0 1 14 73 1
2013 BAL 3 1 5 2 0 1 8 64 0
2014 BAL 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 -3 0
2015 PROJ-Dodds 10 128 215 * * * 24 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 171 290 * * * 35 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 5 92 155 * * * 25 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 5 97 155 * * * 11 * * *

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Latest News

Bills | Buffalo's QB situation unclear (Mon Aug 3, 09:06 AM) - The Buffalo Bills likely wish they could mold QB Matt Cassel's experience with QB Tyrod Taylor's athleticism and QB EJ Manuel's measurables to create a starting quarterback, in the opinion of The Buffalo News writer Tyler Dunne. Cassel appears to be the leader in the clubhouse among the team's quarterbacks. Manuel continues to struggle in practice, and Taylor seems indecisive at times but shows athletic traits.

Our View: Cassel has the experience, but he's got little upside as a below average starter. Manuel was the first-round pick in 2013, but he's failed to play up to his potential. Taylor is super quick and fast, plus he has a rocket arm. However, Taylor is not polished as a passer.
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