When the Buffalo Bills shipped Cordy Glenn and the 21st overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft to the Cincinnati Bengals in exchange for the 12th overall pick in the same draft, most assumed that it was the first step towards trading up even higher in order to secure a franchise quarterback. That still may be the case; however, a report from Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network suggests that if another trade is yet to come, it won’t happen until the first selection has been made.
Spent some time w/ #Bills GM Brandon Beane yesterday. Get the sense trading before #NFLDraft starts is super unlikely. He genuinely has no idea what #Browns are going to do at no. 1 - and that affects everything.— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) April 25, 2018
Combined with notes by ESPN’s Jeff Darlington, who tweeted earlier Wednesday that general manager Brandon Beane will not be “robbed” in a potential deal to move up in the draft, it seems as if the Bills will wait for at least the first pick, and possibly more than that, to come off the board before making a decision on whether to trade up or to stand pat.
It’s apparent that the Bills have had multiple conversations regarding a move up the board, but it’s equally apparent that the team has explored all of its options at this time. In any case, if the team is going to make a blockbuster trade, it seems as if we will have to wait until Thursday night to see what it is.