Mason Rudolph is moving up the draft board, going No. 22 overall to the Buffalo Bills in the latest mock from SB Nation’s Dan Kadar.
The former Oklahoma State quarterback went No. 31 to the New England Patriots in SB Nation’s mock draft last week. But as it becomes clear that as many as four quarterbacks could be taken in the top five picks in the first round, Rudolph’s value continues to increase. It also makes sense that he’d land with the Bills, a team that has been drawn to him through the draft process.
From SB Nation:
At every stage of the process, from the Senior Bowl to pre-draft visits, the Bills have shown an interest in Rudolph. The thing about Rudolph is that you have to teach some of the Oklahoma State system out of him because the routes they run just don’t always translate to the NFL. But if he can be coached up properly by offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, the physical gifts are there.
The former Oklahoma State quarterback met with the Bills and Patriots earlier in April. Buffalo also holds the No. 12 overall pick if it wants to take a quarterback earlier in the first round.
Rudolph is generally ranked as the sixth-best quarterback in this draft class, behind USC’s Sam Darnold, Wyoming’s Josh Allen, UCLA’s Josh Rosen, Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and Louisville’s Lamar Jackson. All six passers could hear their names called in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 26.