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Lack of trades during / before the draft


"I won't be like one of those whippersnappers. I ain't movin' from my spot." ~Nix

Does anyone else get the impression that Nix is too old school for his own good or something? The Bills were a team heading into this draft with 5 gaping holes in their roster, and an overall bad team. That screams "stockpile picks" to anyone who has ever watched football. 

As we tuned into the draft, we see more trades than ESPN can keep up with--teams trading down, and trading frequently. The Bills? Nope. We stuck at 9 to take a player we did not need. (Don't care how good he is. He will not help this team win games, which is why absolutely no one saw them taking a RB.)

Hey, but at least there were still two teams that needed running backs--Detroit and Seattle. We could still package Lynch and ship him out with a draft day trade, right? Oh, Detroit traded up to pick one. I see. And then I wake up this morning to find out that Lendale White has been shipped to the Hawks for a 4th and a 6th.

I bring this up because I don't believe for a second that Buffalo received no trade proposals, either for a 9 pick or Lynch. And the Bills are not a team in a position to say no to everyone. The notion that the Bills would participate in zero trades to me seems ludicrous. Clearly, we needed picks. Clearly, after the CJ pick, we had extra running backs.

I don't know if Nix is just too old school to trade picks / guys, or he's just a moron, but this draft reeks of incompetence or ignorance. (Your choice.) But the young guys were wheeling and dealing on draft day, e.g., Daniels, positioning themselves to take the best players for their teams. And Nix, old fart at the new job, was content to take whomever happened to be at his designated slots.

GRADE: D-   OBD should be ashamed at this performance, a prelude to a three win season--or am I being too generous?

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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