Buffalo Bills owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. said today that the Bills were not targeting University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow in the first round of the NFL Draft.
"This is a fact," Wilson said. "He's a good player, but we had no intention of taking Tebow. We weren't moving up to take Tebow."
Tebow visited the Bills before the draft. Speculation that he would be a target of the Bills has been widespread leading up to Thursday's first round.
Denver took Tebow with the 25th overall pick in the first round. Wilson stressed the Bills were not looking to trade up into the later stages of the first round to choose the quarterback.
Meanwhile, Wilson said he is thrilled with the selection of Clemson running back C.J. Spiller.
"I kind of agree with Jon Gruden," Wilson said, referring to the former NFL coach and ESPN analyst. "I think he was the best player in the draft."
"We've been dull for 10 years - no excitement for 10 years," Wilson said, referring to Buffalo's offense. "We've got to create some excitement. We can flank him out. He's a great return guy, and he's a heckuva runner. I think we've got a really good choice, not to say the guys ahead of him aren't good players."