Buffalo Bills Trade Ragland For A 2019 Draft Pick
They picked him up in the 2nd round of the 2016 draft and almost immediately put him on IR. Now, the Buffalo Bills have traded away Reggie Ragland.
The Bills seem to be open to any and all trades at this point. Just weeks after trading away their #1 receiver and their veteran cornerback, they made another meaningful trade today by sending Reggie Ragland to the Kansas City Chiefs for a 2019 4th round draft pick.
Is it a good move? Well, it depends on how you look at it. After hearing coach McDermott say that Ragland was fighting for a roster spot, it's possible that he hasn't come back from his torn ACL as the same player he was when he was drafted in the 2nd round. If that's the case, and he was going to be cut anyway, it's a great move.
However, is it a good move to draft a player in the second round of the draft, pay him as he recovers from injury and then trade him for only a 4th round pick almost two years from now? We won't know until we see who we get for that next pick.
We've seen it happen in the past that a player goes to another team for a fourth round draft pick and excels (ahem...Marshawn Lynch) but will that be the case with Ragland?
I like the fact that they're getting value for players that might not have made a big difference on this team this year. It's the only way the Bills are going to grow.
The question is, how long do we need to go through these rebuilding years? When is it our time to play for now?