Marrone: We made the best decision for the Bills

The Buffalo Bills traded down from their original top ten position to eventually select their first player in the 2013 NFL Draft at #16 on Thursday night in New York City.At the time, this seemed to bode well for former Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib to be selected by his former coach, Doug Marrone, now head coach of the Buffalo Bills.Instead, it was another quarterback selected by the Bills. E.J. Manuel, former Florida State field general.Doug Marrone appeared on Mike and Mike in the Morning on ESPN Radio on Friday to discuss the selection.When asked about Manuel, Marrone said, “he’s a big kid who can run real well, he has a 66% or 67% completion percentage… what don’t you like?”.Mike Golic asked if Manuel was their top quarterback heading into the draft to which Marrone replied, “I mean, right from the beginning. It happened awhile ago. We went through a very thorough process. It was very easy, it was very easy for all of us.”Marrone was also asked about passing on his former starting QB at Syracuse, Ryan Nassib.”I think that, really, on the outside, a lot of people were projecting what we were gonna do based on my background and my relationships. At the end of the day, I think I said it publicly, that there are four our five quarterbacks who were going to come out of the draft and have the ability to win and at the end of the day I think this quarterback gives us the best chance to win and to do the things we want to do.”Mike Greenberg asked Marrone what people should read into the fact that the Bills selected Manuel over a guy that Marrone coached in college.”…at the end of the day, we made the best decision for the Buffalo Bills and that is what our responsibility is.”

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