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McDermott: Bills' QB meetings could be 'smokescreen'

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The Buffalo Bills are meeting with all sorts of quarterbacks, but do they plan on taking one in this month's draft?

Armed with the No. 10 overall pick, the Bills met Sunday with North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. That gathering might have flown under the radar, save for Tar Heels co-offensive coordinator Gunter Brewer tweeting out a photo showing Bills coach Sean McDermott and owner Terry Pegula on campus:

The team also met with Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer and Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes and has a visit scheduled with Pitt's Nathan Peterman.

Visits don't dictate where teams are going in the draft, but the meet-and-greets only add to the speculation that Buffalo could be serious about taking a young quarterback to groom behind starter Tyrod Taylor.

"We'll take a look at those (quarterbacks), but it doesn't mean we're taking a quarterback," McDermott told WKSE-FM in Buffalo on Wednesday, per ESPN's Mike Rodak. "Maybe these last three or four trips were just kind of all a smokescreen, right? It's kind of like hiding your presents from your kids. You kind of put them in different spots and see, right? We'll just see. It's just a big mystery at this point. No one really knows. You never know who's going to be there at No. 10 when we pick. You just got to go do the homework and study it up."

Rodak, though, also hunted down this tweet from former Bears college scouting director Greg Gabriel:

It wouldn't be crazy for the Bills to think seriously about the most important position in sports. After all, Taylor's restructured two-year deal includes just $1 million guaranteed post-2017.

Bottom line: Believe nothing until the first round kicks off in earnest on April 27.

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