By Tim Graham
Jim Kelly has a two-step draft plan for the Buffalo Bills.
With the caveat Buffalo is comfortable enough with Kevin Kolb winning the quarterback job, Kelly advises his former team to take a wide receiver first, a quarterback second.
"Here's what I would do: If I know enough about Kevin Kolb and I know he can be the guy to start my season, I would take a wide receiver," Kelly said Wednesday night on a preview edition of his new SiriusXM NFL Radio show "No Huddle" with Andre Reed and Steve Tasker.
"When I look at my list, there are three guys," Kelly continued. "I know the big thing on Tavon Austin is his size, but I've watched some film on him. The guy avoids hits. He's a big playmaker. He runs a 4.3 [40-yard dash].
"The two receivers from Tennessee [Cordarrelle Patterson and Justin Hunter], both of them I think can play. Hunter is 6-4. I would look to take a wide receiver probably with the eighth pick or trade back a little bit.
"On my second round pick I would look to even move into the first round -- late in the first round if you can -- and take one of these quarterbacks."
When Kelly gave his rundown of the Bills' best options at quarterback, he didn't mention Syracuse's Ryan Nassib.
"You have Geno Smith, who will definitely be gone by the time the Bills pick," Kelly said. "But you have Tyler Wilson, Tyler Bray. There are so many guys out there that you'll have an opportunity to pick one ... of these guys with the 41st pick, whether it is EJ Manuel, whether he's still there.
"You talk about Landry Jones, a guy that some people have him in their top three. Some people don't even have him in the top five. So there is probably a handful of quarterbacks when the second and third rounds come that are going to be there.
"You take a chance. You never know."
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