Plenty of personnel executives are full of something other than chocolate in the days preceding the draft. Bills G.M. Buddy Nix provides a rare exception.
He has consistently said that the Bills want a left tackle. Per a league source with knowledge of the dynamics in Buffalo, Nix is speaking the truth.
The source explains that, as Silva pointed out earlier tonight, the Bills would like to move up to get USC left tackle Matt Kalil. In the event they can’t, the Bills want to trade down — since they don’t regard any of the other left tackle prospects as worthy of a top-10 pick.
That’s why the Bills are being linked to safety Mark Barron. Buffalo hopes that someone will want to move up to get Barron at No. 10, so that the Bills can slide down and get a left tackle later. And so someone other than Nix is putting out the word that Barron may be the pick.