Buffalo Bills reportedly interested in drafting QB James Morgan

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The Buffalo Bills are apparently legitimately interested in James Morgan, but what do we know about the Florida International quarterback?

The 2020 NFL draft is now less than two weeks away, which means an increasing number of rumors regarding who teams will select as we approach one of the biggest annual events on the sporting calendar. This speculation is no different when it comes to the Buffalo Bills.

In this respect, the Bills allegedly have their sights set on drafting a quarterback this year. As reported by Ryan Talbot of syracuse.com, the team appears to be showing legitimate interested in Florida International’s James Morgan.

At this point, we should make it clear the interest Talbot mentions, is for Morgan to be a backup. As far as the Bills are concerned, they already have Josh Allen as their franchise quarterback.

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Morgan is coming off a season where he threw a career-high 357 times, which is important to note as he also had a career-low five interceptions. Overall though he was more productive a year earlier, with career-bests for completion percentage (65.3), passing yards (2,727) and touchdown throws (26), as he led FIU to a 9-4 record.

Irrespective of this, it will be interesting to see what the Bills’ plan would be for the Green Bay, Wisconsin native, and not just because Matt Barkley was their backup last year. That’s because NFL.com projects his ceiling as that of a number three quarterback.

On the plus side, Morgan has the arm strength and is renowned for his toughness; two aspects which definitely help at the quarterback position. On the negative side however, he lacks accuracy and pocket mobility, while also not displaying the best of instincts.

In fairness to the 2019 All-Conference USA Honorable Mention, he must have something about him. Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports also reported the Bills’ interest, and his list of other teams considering the quarterback included the likes of the New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints.

Morgan is projected to be selected on Day 3, which takes place on April 25 and consists of rounds 4 through 7. As things stand, the Bills have one fourth and fifth rounder, two in the sixth and another pick in the seventh.

In this respect, the Bills are certainly well-stocked to use one of their picks on Morgan, assuming he is still available when they want to make that move. Certainly, it would be tough to criticize the decision to select him at one of the later stages of the draft.

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Are you familiar with Morgan and if so, what is your opinion of him? More specifically, do you believe it would be a good move for the Buffalo Bills to draft him? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.