The Marshawn Lynch trade has worked out well for the Seahawks, and as a result it got a little bit better for the Bills as well.
When the Bills traded Lynch to the Seahawks, the compensation was originally reported as a fourth-round pick in 2011 and a sixth-round pick in 2012. But the sixth-round pick could improve to a fifth-round pick if Lynch met certain incentives, and today the Bills confirmed that Lynch did reach those incentives, and they’re getting the Seahawks’ fifth-round pick. The pick will be either the 11th or 12th in the fifth round, depending on the Seahawks’ coin flip with the Chiefs.
In addition to the extra fifth-round pick, Buffalo will also have an extra pick in the fourth round, having received the 29th pick in that round for trading Lee Evans to the Ravens. The Bills have all seven of their own picks, so they’re heading toward the draft with at least nine picks, before any compensatory picks have been awarded.
Lynch is coming off his best season, with 1,204 yards and 12 touchdowns, so the Seahawks think he’s well worth the price.