The bills need starting quality players and with a record number of underclassmen declaring this draft there’s likely to be a lot of them available. If the bills stick with there current picks they’re almost bound to stumble in to a good player or two but with the way they’ve drafted in recent years I’d rather have a few more chances.
The last two teams to trade down from the third pick where the 49er’s in 2000, where the skins gave up several picks (12, 24, 119, and 154 overall) for Chris Samuels. In 1997 Seattle traded up for DB Shawn Springs giving Atlanta 11, 41, 70, 100 for their 3 and 63. Yes I know Samuels and Springs where both probowlers, but the bills need depth and there are picks to be had.
There have been a number of trade down scenarios suggested but I think the most intriguing, and most unlikely, being the Pats. There years of trading down have put them in an amazing position in this years draft. They have enough picks to go after whoever they want and still have enough left for a decent draft. If the bills are lucky the Pats will fall in love with Green or Peterson they could put a hell of a package together. Drafttek (http://drafttek.com) has pitched this idea, as you might have read in another fan post (dukedoc76). With that trade (BUF 3 for NE 17, 28 and 33) in mind I offer this:
Round 1: 17th overall- Nate Solder, T, Colorado.
Round 1: 28th overall- J. J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin.
Round 2: 33rd overall- Mendez Wilson, ILB, Illinois.
Round 2: 34th overall- Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
Round 3: Owen Marecic, FB/ILB, Stanford
Round 4: Shareece Wright, CB, So Cal
Round 4: Jeron Johnson, SS, Boise State
Round 5: Lee Ziemba, OG, Auburn
Round 6: Tyrod Taylor, QB, VT
Round 7: Ugo Chinasa, DE, OSU
I think the NE trade is unlikely at best; they will continue to trade down and find value late. But there are other teams that might consider trading up, and who knows who catch fire in the senior bowl or the combine.