As Seattle Seahawk rookie quarterback Russell Wilson continues to turn heads in the NFL, more and more reports are coming out about the teams that had intended to draft him. The latest is Seattle's Week 15 opponent, the Buffalo Bills.
It's not a matter of "if" the Bills would have drafted Wilson, but instead "where" they would have, according to CBS. Bills head coach Chan Gailey admitted as much:
Asked Wednesday if the Bills considered picking Wilson, Gailey responded: "Sure. Everybody had a high opinion of him. It's just where you would have taken him. Everybody had a high opinion of him."
Gailey declined to answer a follow-up question regarding what type of grade the team had Wilson.
"You know I'm not answering that," he said. "I know, but I'm not answering that."
WIlson was taken by the Seahawks in the third round of the draft, a move that raised some eyebrows after the Seahawks had signed free agent quarterback Matt Flynn earlier in the offseason. Wilson eventually beat Flynn out for the starting job in training camp and has led the team to an 8-5 record. He's completed 63 percent of his passes for 2,492 yards, 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He's also added 310 yards on the ground.