The Buffalo Bills have been “calling around” to try and find a way to move into the top ten of the 2018 NFL Draft, according to NFL reporter Benjamin Allbright. He also reports that they are trying to move up so they can draft a quarterback.
This came not too long after Hogs Haven, SB Nation’s blog for the Washington NFL team, reported a rumor that the Bills were trying to trade up to No. 2 overall with the New York Giants, to select quarterback Josh Rosen.
The Bills, of course, have two first-round picks — back-to-back, at No. 21 and 22 overall — which is plenty of ammunition to move up. I’m sure they’d like to keep one of those picks, but it’s just not realistic with the quarterbacks in this draft.
This is interesting for the San Francisco 49ers for a number of reasons. The biggest reason, of course, is that the 49ers want as many teams as possible to draft quarterbacks in the top 10, because at No. 9 or 10 overall, the 49ers don’t need one thanks to Jimmy Garoppolo.
The 49ers have other needs, and they want to either get a player that fills that need or acquire more draft capital to exploit the quarterback needs of another team.
Now, the problem here is obvious: Rosen is either the No. 2 or No. 3 quarterback in the draft. The Bills are likely wanting to make a deal with someone ahead of the 49ers. While that would still benefit the 49ers, it sure would be nice to be sitting there at No. 9 overall, a quarterback the Bills love still on the board, and two first-round picks just begging to be traded for ...