We have officially reached 2011 NFL Draft week, ladies and gentlemen. Just as they do every year when we hit the week of the draft, rumors have started flying, and one of them involves your Buffalo Bills.
Dan Pompei of the National Football Post names the Bills as one of four teams that have "made calls" exploring the possibility of moving back into the first round from the second, likely to take a quarterback. The other teams on the list? Jacksonville, Minnesota and Tennessee.
This would not be unprecedented for the Bills, given that GM Buddy Nix confirmed on day one last year that the team had tried to move back into the first round (though no one's sure whether that was to get Tim Tebow, or a non-QB like Dan Williams or Rodger Saffold). With a run on quarterbacks expected to begin in the mid portions of Round 1, the Bills may be forced to move up if they covet one, and didn't take one at No. 3.
The top two trade-up candidates at QB this year were both coached by Chan Gailey and the Bills at the 2011 Senior Bowl - Florida State's Christian Ponder and TCU's Andy Dalton.