Bills will watch Stefon Diggs’ highlight reel when No. 22 pick comes up

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The Bills don’t have a first-round draft choice. They traded that and two other 2020 draft selections to acquire receiver Stefon Diggs from the Vikings.

“Day one will be hard, we’ve just got to play some videos of Stefon Diggs when 22 comes up,” General Manager Brandon Beane said Thursday, via Ryan Talbot of newyorkupstate.com. “Beyond that, we’ll just be patient, go through it, watch it all, and the big thing will be when day one is over, whether we have a pick or not, we’ll stay there a little bit and stare at the board and start looking over, OK, what’s on the board that we like here. Is there anybody left in our first round, guys we gave first-round grades to, is there anybody there? Obviously those are targets. How long a guy stays there before we make a move, ala Cody Ford last year?”

In two draft classes as the team’s G.M., Beane has made multiple trades. A series of moves in 2018 delivered Josh Allen, and linebacker Tremaine Edmunds arrived after the Bills moved from No. 22 to No. 16 that same year.

Last year, Buffalo moved up in the second round to take Ford and dealt back into the third round for tight end Dawson Knox.

“That’ll be my plan: Watch day one and see what’s on the board for us and be ready for day two,” Beane said.

24 responses to “Bills will watch Stefon Diggs’ highlight reel when No. 22 pick comes up

  1. Diggs is an elite player. The Bills stole him from the Vikings. This is the least talent team the Vikings have had in years and Spielman and Zimmer’s jobs are hanging my a thread.

    If the Wilf’s don’t wake up, the Vikings will be in for a long, long rebuild. Spielman and Zimmer should be shown the door if they produce anything short of multiple playoff game victories. And that ain’t happening.

  2. Funny how that changes up until a month ago packer fans were saying Diggs was overrated and a #2 or 3 receiver who had one lucky play in his career. Now he is elite, funny how that works.

  3. I wonder how high the Bills could have traded up in the first round with the package they gave the Vikings? Probably high enough to get one of the top three receivers that are generally considered to be a tier above the others, and he would be on a rookie contract and have no history of causing trouble.

    Not saying it was a bad trade because Diggs is a great player, but it’s interesting to think about.

  4. Vikings have much bigger hokes to fill than a WR..they better get this right. O line and cornerback with there 2 1st rounders.

  5. arealisticpackerfan says:
    April 2, 2020 at 3:14 pm
    Diggs is an elite player. The Bills stole him from the Vikings. This is the least talent team the Vikings have had in years and Spielman and Zimmer’s jobs are hanging my a thread.

    If the Wilf’s don’t wake up, the Vikings will be in for a long, long rebuild. Spielman and Zimmer should be shown the door if they produce anything short of multiple playoff game victories. And that ain’t happening.
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    So before he was overrated, but now the Vikings got fleeced after receiving 4 picks including a first rounder, for a guy who cost on 5th rounder? The claim that this is the least talented team in a long time I’d say is pretty farfetched. Before you guys were claiming the Vikings were overpaying aging players, so when the Vikings go out and get a bunch of picks to fix their cap situation and bring in new talent suddenly their jobs are on the line and they’re rebuilding? Can’t you guys keep your story straight? Man if the Vikings are in a rebuild I’d take that rebuild period over any other team’s lol!

  6. Dublin Demons says:
    April 2, 2020 at 3:43 pm
    That highlight reel last about as long as the time allotted for the pick..
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    10min is a pretty decent length for a highlight tape but okay.

  7. Brobokil says:
    April 2, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Before you guys were claiming the Vikings were overpaying aging players, so when the Vikings go out and get a bunch of picks to fix their cap situation and bring in new talent suddenly their jobs are on the line and they’re rebuilding? Can’t you guys keep your story straight? Man if the Vikings are in a rebuild I’d take that rebuild period over any other team’s lol!

    +++++

    Point #1: The Vikings have over $22 million in dead money this season. The “fix” of the Vikings cap situation will take effect in 2022, not before. For 2021, it’s been a talent drain and a sacrifice for the future.

    Point #2: The Vikings would have been better to commit to a total rebuild, instead they extended Kirk Cousins. Be happy with the guy if you want, but he’s not going to win a Super Bowl in his career. No matter who he plays for.

    Point #3: Several of your fellow Viking fans spouted forth last season how Green Bay was “in year one of a total rebuild” and they went 13-3. I’ll take that rebuild over Minnesota’s coming 7-9.

  8. RMoss84HOF says:
    Funny how that changes up until a month ago packer fans were saying Diggs was overrated and a #2 or 3 receiver who had one lucky play in his career. Now he is elite, funny how that works.
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    There’s some truth in that statement.
    Then again, many Vikings fans have been telling us for a couple of years how elite Diggs is, yet the minute they traded him those same fans declared him an immature locker room bum who can be replaced fairly easily.
    Funny how that works, too, huh?

  9. Diggs is better than any player they would have gotten with the 22nd pick. The other picks they had were from other trades. They still have all of their original picks. I don’t know what happened on the Vikes, never will. I do know that this guy can play football. I am happy with this, onto round 2-7.. make the magic happen and take down the AFC East this year.. the rest is just talk and nonsense

  10. The real question isn’t whether Diggs was worth the 22nd pick. The real question is how is Diggs going to react when he finds out his new QB isn’t nearly as accurate as his former QB.

  11. The likelihood that a first round wide receiver makes a significant difference to an offense is statistically unlikely. Look it up. WR’s usually take a year to adjust. Yes, there are statical anomaloies that crop up, but they are a crap shoot.

    The 22nd pick in the draft is well worth a proven wide receiver, especially one of Diggs skill. Factor in the current deal he is on, and this was a no-brainer.

  12. Diggs will be great for Buffalo, unless they have another receiver who outperforms him, then he’ll be looking for another team.

  13. Bills will be disappointed and watching Vikings draft someone who is going to be a lot better than that 2 year old Diggs. Lol

  14. Josh Allen knows Kirk Cousins
    I wonder if his review of Diggs will be positive or negative

  15. xlivsaints says:
    April 2, 2020 at 3:56 pm
    Just plain stupid.

    @@@@@@222

    A saints fan that doesn’t like Diggs. Lol

  16. and he would be on a rookie contract and have no history of causing trouble.

    And he would have no history of being an elite NFL receiver.

  17. Diggs’s highlights will be better than any highlights that a WR replacement is going to have.

  18. fwippel says:
    April 2, 2020 at 5:07 pm
    The real question isn’t whether Diggs was worth the 22nd pick. The real question is how is Diggs going to react when he finds out his new QB isn’t nearly as accurate as his former QB.
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    Couldn’t agree more, wait till he gets a load of Mr 52%

  19. The Bills wanted an experienced playmaker rather then taking a chance on a receiver in the first round and maybe getting a bust. It was a trade which was good for both teams. Did the Bills trade too much ? GM Beane has a system where he has a lot of veteran depth on his camp roster. Last Year before cuts he traded G Wyatt Teller to Cleveland for a 5th and C Russell Bodine to the Pats for a 6th. This is why he collects the draft capital and how he uses in his trades for players and to move in the draft.

  20. packertruth says:
    April 2, 2020 at 4:33 pm
    Brobokil says:
    April 2, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Before you guys were claiming the Vikings were overpaying aging players, so when the Vikings go out and get a bunch of picks to fix their cap situation and bring in new talent suddenly their jobs are on the line and they’re rebuilding? Can’t you guys keep your story straight? Man if the Vikings are in a rebuild I’d take that rebuild period over any other team’s lol!

    +++++

    Point #1: The Vikings have over $22 million in dead money this season. The “fix” of the Vikings cap situation will take effect in 2022, not before. For 2021, it’s been a talent drain and a sacrifice for the future.

    Point #2: The Vikings would have been better to commit to a total rebuild, instead they extended Kirk Cousins. Be happy with the guy if you want, but he’s not going to win a Super Bowl in his career. No matter who he plays for.

    Point #3: Several of your fellow Viking fans spouted forth last season how Green Bay was “in year one of a total rebuild” and they went 13-3. I’ll take that rebuild over Minnesota’s coming 7-9.

    you predict KC never wins a SB making him a bad signing yet you tout a 1 playoff win season? year 1 of the Packers total rebuild was 2 years ago. last year was year 2. and this upcoming year will be 2020, not 2021. yup, more studying before posting is needed.

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