Last weekend, rumors began circulating that the Buffalo Bills have been making calls around the top picks in the 2018 NFL Draft to move up. Of course the most likely reason to do so would be to select the quarterback for the future. If the Bills do in fact have interest in making a move, they could be working with some familiar faces for a few of the top five picks.
The New York Giants own the second overall pick and they could look to move out of that spot. Dave Gettleman is the new general manager for the Giants after spending 2013-2016 as the general manager for the Carolina Panthers. Gettleman had Bills’ current GM Brandon Beane as his assistant GM for his last two years in Carolina. The two supposedly have a good working relationship and Beane and the Bills could turn to him in an attempt to trade up.
After Patriots’ offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels backed out of the head coaching job in Indianapolis with the Colts, the organization turned to Eagles’ offensive coordinator, Frank Reich. Reich was a quarterback for the Bills for 10 seasons, including the largest comeback in playoff history in their 1992-1993 season. With the Colts already having their franchise quarterback in Andrew Luck, the Colts could look to trade out of their spot to stock up on draft picks to build around Luck.
In the 2017 NFL Draft, the Bills made a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs to move back in the draft so that they could move up to take Patrick Mahomes. The general manager for the Chiefs at the time was John Dorsey, who is now in the same position with the Cleveland Browns who own the fourth overall pick. The Browns also own the first pick but if they take their quarterback first overall, it is possible that Dorsey and Co. will want to stockpile picks to rebuild their roster in their first season.