Buffalo Bills Pull Off Another Big Trade
Two big trades in a matter of less than 72 hours. After trading quarterback Tyrod Taylor to the Cleveland Browns on Friday in exchange for the Browns first pick in the third round of the college draft, the Buffalo Bills on Monday pulled off another big trade. This time general manager Brandon Beane sent offensive left tackle Cordy Glenn to the Cincinnati Bengals for essentially what could be a play for a quarterback in the college draft.
As part of the deal the Bills and Bengals swap their first round picks in this year's draft. The Bills get the Bengals 12th overall pick while the Bengals get the Bills 21st overall pick. The Bills also get a sixth round pick from the Bengals, Number 187 overall while the Bengals get a fifth round pick from the Bills, Number 121 overall.
Even with the latest deal, the Bills still have six picks in the first three rounds of the draft. The Bills will draft 12th and 22nd in first round, 53rd and 56th in the second round and 65th and 96th in the third round.
With Cordy Glenn having more than his share of injury problems and with Dion Dawkins proving to be a capable replacement, Glenn was expendable. And the Bills were able to make a significant move up to the Number-12 draft spot. But I'm not so sure the Bills are quite done yet.
I wouldn't be surprised if the Bills pull off yet another deal involving that Number-12 drafting position to move up even higher to obtain one of the four most coveted quarterbacks. Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield and Josh Rosen will likely be long gone by the time the Bills first pick comes along, so if they're interested in any of the top four Brandon Beane has more work to do.
Over the weekend some mock drafts had the Bills taking either quarterbacks Mason Rudolph or Lamar Jackson with the 21st or 22nd picks. With Tyrod Taylor now gone to the Browns the Bills must draft a quarterback, one they intend to be a franchise quarterback so they better make their pick count.