Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane said he was elated he didn’t have to give up his 2019 picks so he could retain draft capital in years moving forward.
In an appearance on One Bills Live the day after the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, Beane said his entire first year as general manager was dedicated to attaining draft capital so that they wouldn’t have to give anything up in 2019. That method has caused Bills fans heartache over the last calendar year, seeing young stars like Sammy Watkins and Ronald Darby leave the team. However, if Beane’s selections progress as he believes, nobody will have a second thought about making those deals.
“We have nine picks next year,” Beane said. “We were able to have a full draft this year... and then we got nine for next year and we got a QB and a LB, two first-round players.”
Beane’s ability to get two first round draft picks without giving anything up in 2019 is pretty impressive. Beane has proven he’s doing whatever it takes to get the guys he wants. We just have to hope the guys Beane wants are going to bring Buffalo success.