Brandon Beane “not looking for a short-term fix” in first round

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The Bills are seen as Super Bowl contenders heading into the 2022 season and offseason moves like the one that brought Von Miller to Buffalo show that the team is willing to do whatever they can in order to get to that game.

During an appearance on WGR 550 on Tuesday, General Manager Brandon Beane was asked if the push to win a title would lead him to look for a way to maximize the immediate impact of the team’s first-round pick. The Bills are set to pick 25th on Thursday night and Beane said the team wouldn’t be viewing this year’s selection any differently in light of their place in the championship hunt.

“You’re just looking for good players,” Beane said. “Free agency is probably where you can say, ‘Hey, we’ll spend a little more here and we’ll fill this here.’ The draft is more of a long-term approach. You’re drafting a guy in the first round that you would hope you’re, at least, picking up their fifth-year option and you’ve got him for five years. So you’re not looking for a short-term fix.”

Cornerbacks and wide receivers are popular choices for the Bills in mock drafts and a player at either spot could have a path to immediate playing time even if Beane isn’t prioritizing that as the team prepares for this week’s festivities.

12 responses to “Brandon Beane “not looking for a short-term fix” in first round

  1. A lock down corner or a safety considering Hyde’s and Poyer’s ages would be my guess. Or trade out of the 1st for more picks.

  2. Eager to watch Beane work his magic, but he’s gonna have to pull a CB out of his hat at some point soon.

  3. buffalobluecollarlunchbucket56 says:
    April 26, 2022 at 11:54 am
    A lock down corner or a safety considering Hyde’s and Poyer’s ages would be my guess. Or trade out of the 1st for more picks.

    More picks?? The Bills dont have many roster spots to give to rookies… last yr they lost Anderson and Wildgoose because of that. They should be trading up to add 2 players they have full expectation will make the team and play considerable snaps. 8 picks is already too many for this roster. Shouldnt pick more than 5.

  4. The Bills are looking like the Browns of last year. The Browns were many people’s SB pick but ended up missing the playoffs.

  5. buffalobluecollarlunchbucket56 says:

    April 26, 2022 at 11:54 am

    A lock down corner or a safety considering Hyde’s and Poyer’s ages would be my guess. Or trade out of the 1st for more picks.

    No way youre getting a “lock down corner” at 25. Theres a cpl in this draft but you better get into the top 10 if you want one.

  6. When did Brandon Beane become so attention hungry? It’s like he’s channeling Marshawn Lynch.

  7. Beane reminds me of Brett Veach but without the ring.

    Pride comes before the fall.

  8. I am sure the Bills would prefer their 9 figure QB to not be scrambling for his life….

  9. Next time Bills play Pats they will deactivate the punter to give some rook a chance. It’s not like they need one. They will charge electric cars with the windmill from Pats DBs chasing their wide open receivers.

  10. –No way youre getting a “lock down corner” at 25. Theres a cpl in this draft but you better get into the top 10 if you want one.–

    It certainly happens. Tre White was drafted around the same spot and many great CBs have been drafted outside of the first round. But you’re right that they’re not just openly sitting there at 25. If teams knew they were getting a ‘lock down corner’, they would happily draft them much higher.

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