Bills draft Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones in fourth round

Saturday April 30th, 2016

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The Buffalo Bills selected Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones with the final pick of the fourth round of the 2016 NFL draft.

Jones, 23, is expected to back up incumbent starter Tyrod Taylor. The Bills also have former first-round pick E.J. Manuel on the roster.

In 2014, Jones came on late in the season and led Ohio State to a national title, completing 60% of his passes and throwing for 860 yards and seven touchdowns, plus 296 rushing yards and one touchdown on the ground.

In 2015, he ceded his starting job to J.T. Barrett after making eight starts. He threw at a 62.5% completion rate for 1,460 yards with eight touchdowns and five interceptions. He added 193 rushing yards with two more scores.

Known for his arm strength, Jones became the 12th Buckeyes player selected. At 6'5", 253 pounds, he is the second-heaviest quarterback drafted in the last decade, second only to JaMarcus Russell.



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