Report: Bills exploring trade scenarios to get into top-five in draft

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The Bills traded Tyrod Taylor, and, in need of a quarterback, the free agent market is drying up. But their plan began to come into focus last week when they traded tackle Cordy Glenn to Cincinnati in a swap of first-round picks.

Buffalo now owns the 12th choice and the 22nd choice as well as two second-rounders and two third-rounders, more than enough ammunition to get who they want in the draft.

That appears exactly where the Bills are headed, with Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reporting Buffalo is exploring trade scenarios to move into the top five. Talks are expected to heat up next week and “intensify at the Orlando owners’ meetings,” via Robinson.

In 2016, the Eagles traded up from No. 13 to No. 8 in a deal with the Dolphins and then used the eighth pick as part of the package they sent to Cleveland for the second overall pick. Carson Wentz was their prize.

43 responses to “Report: Bills exploring trade scenarios to get into top-five in draft

  1. Not worth it Buffalo! You’d have to pay a king’s ransom in picks to move into the top 5 and for what? A rookie you have no clue on whether they will succeed or not? Far smarter bet is to take the number 21 pick and send it Philadelphia’s way for a proven winner: Nick “Super Bowl MVP” Foles! Or trade a million picks to acquire one of these no-sure thing rookies and not improve your team one bit!

  2. If you draft a player with a pick from Cleveland he will be a Hall of Famer. Carson Wentz and Watson are examples of this.

    Haloti Ngata and Julio are other examples that lead me to believe Buffalo should do whatever they can to move up to 1 or 4.

  3. The Giants just lost out on Norwell and Richburg – they better not pass on Quentin Nelson. I don’t see how the Colts pass on Chubb, Nelson or Barkley so I think it would be the Broncos or the Browns. I’m pretty sure the new o-coordinator for the Bills has his eye on Mayfield.

  4. The Giants will wait until seeing if Cleveland takes Barkley, if Cleveland does they will be open for business on that trade with Buffalo. Maybe if the haul was big enough, Cleveland will trade them #1, but more likely #4.

  5. Please trade with Denver! Denver has the #5 overall pick, you could easily secure Baker Mayfield with that pick who would re-energize the Bills fan base and Denver could grab Buffalo’s 12th & 22nd pick in return and grab two O-lineman in a deep draft. Win-win….but also Broncos need all the help they can get.

  6. hakunamangata says:
    March 13, 2018 at 3:27 pm
    If you draft a player with a pick from Cleveland he will be a Hall of Famer.

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    As a Browns fan, I’m offended that you’re correct.

  7. ***hakunamangata says:
    If you draft a player with a pick from Cleveland he will be a Hall of Famer. Carson Wentz and Watson are examples of this.***

    LOL I wasn’t aware Wentz and Watson have received their gold jackets yet.

  8. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Browns are their trading partner. If they want the #1 Cleveland could probably get both those first-rounders in return and still get a very good player (or a QB)at #4 along with whatever else they’d get. They wouldn’t be prime talent but would probably be a serious upgrade to their team. There still might be a QB available too. Same could be said if they trade the #4 pick. They’d get a bit less in return but if they are set on a guy at #1 they could live with that.

  9. I’d sit at 12….with the way FA is shaking out, the QB needy teams ahead of them have thier QBs. Only Cleveland and the Jets “need” QBs right now.

    We could easily land Mayfield or Jackson at 12. As long as we don’t trade up for Sam Darnold I’ll be OK with whatever they do

  10. I can’t believe that Buffalo doesn’t just package the earlier of the 2nd round picks and the later of the 3rd round picks and send them over to Philadelphia for Nick Foles. It is insane that the most recent Super Bowl MVP and really the MVP of the playoffs is available but nobody is smart enough to trade for him.

  11. Far smarter bet is to take the number 21 pick and send it Philadelphia’s way for a proven winner: Nick “Super Bowl MVP” Foles!
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    I’d rather trade 21 for Went, the qb that cost a million picks and was a rookie with no clue that he’d succeed.

  12. I like Foles and think he’d be a great addition but Eagle fans are delusional if they think he’s fetching a first round pick. Buffalo will be more than happy to wait them out. Buffalo will draft their QB if they can’t get Foles. Be careful Philly, that 2nd round pick might turn into a third come draft day. Take the second rounder and move along.

  13. livefrondeltatwpmi says:
    March 13, 2018 at 3:44 pm
    I’d rather trade 21 for Went, the qb that cost a million picks and was a rookie with no clue that he’d succeed.
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    Only problem is you couldn’t nab Wentz even for a king’s ransom. So, tell me who is the Wentz of this class? Because Cleveland is taking him at number 1. The Giants either trade out or grab Barkley at number 2. Colts would take Chubb or trade out at 3. Browns take either or trade out at 4. Broncos go QB or trade out at 5. So who are you sending all of your picks to? And who do you consider Wentz level and where do you grab him? I’d love to hear who you consider worth 2 first round picks, 2 2nd round picks and possible future picks.

  14. “I’d rather trade 21 for Wentz, the qb that cost a million picks and was a rookie with no clue that he’d succeed.”

    No doubt! If Foles is such a sure thing, according to Philly fan, how about Philly just keep him and trade Wentz? I’ll give up a 1st and 4th or whatever they’re pushing for Wentz… Hmmm, not such a great idea any more, is it, Philly fan?

  15. @hagunamangata

    But the Bills have literally already done that without success. In 2014, the Bills traded three picks (2014 pick 1-9, 2015 pick 1-19, and 2015 pick 4-115) for Cleveland’s 2014 pick (1-4).

    With Cleveland’s 1-4, they chose their own “Julio Jones”—Sammy Watkins. And he’s certainly no hall of famer.

  16. jlbay says:
    March 13, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    I can’t believe that Buffalo doesn’t just package the earlier of the 2nd round picks and the later of the 3rd round picks and send them over to Philadelphia for Nick Foles. It is insane that the most recent Super Bowl MVP and really the MVP of the playoffs is available but nobody is smart enough to trade for him.
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    Not that insane actually. He was a journeyman until Wentz was injured. He wasn’t very good in the regular season games leading up to the playoffs. He had a great year with Chip Kelly many years ago and had done nothing since until catching lightning in a bottle in the NFC Championship & Super Bowl with a loaded team. The Super Bowl was won on a defensive play (strip sack), otherwise Foles and the Eagle probably wouldv’e lost. The Eagles supposedly want a 1st rounder for Foles, which due to the up and down career of Foles, is too high a price for the risk.

  17. Be careful Philly, that 2nd round pick might turn into a third come draft day. Take the second rounder and move along.

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    I think the Eagles would take a low first rounder or a very high second. There’s no way Foles isn’t worth a top 40 pick.

  18. Buffalo has never picked a QB in the top 10 of the draft in their franchise’s history. Not even Jim Kelly(He was #14). History is about to change!!

  19. Everyone seems to assume Nick Foles is readily available. Philly has 2 quality QBs under contract for next year (one coming off a serious late season injury) for less than $16 million total. Unless they get one hell of an offer, the Eagles ain’t trading Foles.

  20. To all the people who think buffalo should trade for Nick Foles…come on man. I’m an eagles fan, I hope with every ounce of my being that buffalo does that BUT I live in reality and they’re going to go after a kid they can groom themselves although the eagles just proved this dude can do it with a supporting cast and the bills have the draft capital to make that happen

  21. I can’t believe that Buffalo doesn’t just package the earlier of the 2nd round picks and the later of the 3rd round picks and send them over to Philadelphia for Nick Foles. It is insane that the most recent Super Bowl MVP and really the MVP of the playoffs is available but nobody is smart enough to trade for him.
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    I don’t want to take anything away from Foles, he played great and won a superbowl. But, he hasn’t shown that he can run an offense outside of the RPO (run, pass, option) style. When Wentz first went down they ran the RPO and he played well. At the end of the season, they tried to run their traditional offense and he struggled. They went back to the RPO for the playoffs and they won the superbowl. I think a lot of coaches have a “system” that they want to install and it isn’t the RPO. The only other time that Foles played well was running the RPO for Chip Kelly. I don’t think he fits the offense that McDermott wants to run. Unfortunately, Foles might be one-dimensional.

  22. trade the 2nd of your 2nd round picks for Foles. Sit at 12 and wait… if none of those QB’s are there trade back to 18 or so take the best player available and repeat until the draft is over. Worse case scenario you got Foles and 5 other top picks… even if you only go 6-10 with Foles you will be at the top of the draft next year.. trade up then. No reason to trade all your picks for a Bridge QB and a guy who may or may not pan out. Draft players for your team that will make your whole team stronger.

  23. Minny was hoping to get to the SB in their own stadium that is why they traded all of that for Bradford. I love the Bills but we aren’t “Nick Foles” away from the SB.

  24. No matter what they do, you know it’ll be wrong, that town has managed nothing in hockey or football ever.

    Absolutely nothing.

  25. would you rather have 5 really good players with 2 of them being elite with a starting QB named Foles

    a QB like starting QB named Foles and a back up QB who MAY BE either Blake Bortles or Carson Wentz?

  26. “Minny was hoping to get to the SB in their own stadium that is why they traded all of that for Bradford”

    They traded the year before the SB was in their place. It was the first year in that stadium, though, and were hoping to not have a horrible season to kick it off.

  27. Bills fans: you have no chance of trading into the top 5. None. You have 3 QB needy teams, Saquan Barkley, Bradley Chubb and the NY Jets sitting at number 6. So think logically: if you had a chance to grab one of the QBs or the top running back prospect in decades, why would you trade down? And how much would you expect in return for trading down?

  28. joetoronto says:
    March 13, 2018 at 4:26 pm
    No matter what they do, you know it’ll be wrong, that town has managed nothing in hockey or football ever.

    Absolutely nothing.
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    But you have managed just perfect to being a 26 ID username troll on every single Bills thread. You should help out the Canadian economy and actually go out and get a job instead of posting 24/7 on PFT.

  29. I love how aggressive they are. Some think that the Bills are losing leverage by being this up front. I think it’s the exact opposite. The Giants, Colts, and Broncos have all said they’d like to move back. The Bills have the most top picks of anyone out there.

    It’s no longer a question of which teams the Bills are trying to trade up with. It’s now a question of who wants the king’s ransom in picks that the Bills are willing to offer. The bills hold all the power.

  30. You could give the Jets a call for 6th, you know they enjoy not drafting QB’s. As long as they get a cheap old QB in free agency and wildcard spot they are content at being mediocre year in year out.

  31. Does one person troll the bills and one person just troll Joe? I’m seeing a pattern lol. Do either read the articles? Even know anything about football? Have a life? A job? A friend?

  32. Far too many comments on here saying Foles is the Bills best option at QB. I simply do not think he will pan out in Buffalo so better off forgetting about him altogether. Go Bills

  33. You know McDermott has a QB plan. We just don’t know his secret deal. But he didn’t get rid of Tyrod without one, that much we do know!

  34. steaksandwichandsteaksandwich says:
    March 13, 2018 at 4:02 pm
    Remember how excited the Bills were when the Bengals beat the Ravens? If the Bengals had lost that game, the Bengals first round pick (which now belongs to the Bills) would have been No. 6 instead of No. 12.
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    I don’t want to speak for any other Bills fans but I was just fine with how things turned out lol

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