Buddy Nix has said from Day 1 that he is a proponent of building through the draft, but the Bills have shown that they are more than willing to test free agency to try to plug a couple of holes. There is an awfully big one at left tackle. Jason La Canfora is reporting that the Ravens may be shopping Gaither for a high-second round pick (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/03/29/gaither-could-be-available-for-less-than-first-round-pick/). Do you think the Bills should pounce on it? It might mean missing out an awfully popular quarterback...
My two cents is that the Bills go for it, if he is actually available at that price. He automatically would get plugged into the starting left tackle and perform more than adequately. He has consistently been graded out well and still has room for improvement. Clearly there are some red flags that the Ravens are willing to part with him, but we have seen first hand that sometimes guys want a change of scenery and there isn't a lot that can be done to change that.
Pick up a DT in the first, swap the second for a LT and now two of the three biggest need areas are covered. Yes, it likely means that the Bills go another year without a franchise QB, but "fixing" or at least significantly upgrading both sides of the line in one offseason would be a hell of an accomplishment.
Should the Bills trade their high second round pick for Gaither?
Yes (199 votes)
No (49 votes)
248 total votes