Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson denied that his team tried to trade back into the first round of the NFL draft to take Tim Tebow, and he even said the Denver Broncos "panicked" when they made their move for the Florida quarterback.
"He's a good player, but we had no interest in taking Tebow," Wilson said Friday, according to The Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y. "We were not moving up to take Tebow."
But the Broncos did, acquiring the 25th overall pick from the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night in exchange for choices in the second (No. 43), third (No. 70) and fourth (No. 114) rounds. Denver then used its new selection to take Tebow.
Buffalo has quarterbacks Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brian Brohm on its roster.
The Bills had the No. 9 pick and used it on Clemson running back C.J. Spiller, sparking rumors that former starter Marshawn Lynch is on the trading block. Bills general manager Buddy Nix denied that Thursday night, saying Lynch is "still ours, and we intend for him to be here."
The Bills expect Spiller to make an immediate impact in a new attack being devised by first-year coach Chan Gailey, who doubles as the offensive coordinator. Gailey foresees lining up Spiller in a variety of positions, including receiver, to keep opposing defenses guessing.
"We hope to create doubt and indecision in the defense's mind," Gailey said Friday, according to The Associated Press. "And if we can do that, and he gets the ball in his hands, good things will happen."
Gailey described Spiller as a "big piece of the puzzle," a suggestion that Lynch and fellow running back Fred Jackson -- who split the starting duties last season -- will see less playing time.
"I don't worry about people's feelings. I worry about scoring points," Gailey said. "We're going to do what's best to score points and win football games."
Buffalo ranked 28th in points scored and 30th in yards gained last season.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.