The goal of every NFL franchise is to build through the draft. Savvy teams, however, use veteran free agency to fill obvious needs. What have the millions spent in free agency thus far told us of teams' plans for May? Plenty.
The attention will be heaped upon EJ Manuel and the rest of the "skill position" talents the Bills added via the draft but it could be a playmaker on the other side of the ball who makes the greatest immediate impact.
With three of the teams thought likely to be considering a QB early in the NFL Draft adding veterans recently, could Geno Smith, Matt Barkley and the rest of the 2013 crop of passers slip out of the first round entirely?
The 2013 quarterback class is lacking the sure stars of recent years, but that isn't likely to keep teams from spinning the quarterback roulette wheel come April in the hopes of winning big. West Virginia's Geno Smith is the logical candidate to be the first quarterback selected but scouts point to five other quarterbacks gaining ground.