Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane is a wheeler and a dealer. Less than a month after making a deal for wide receiver Corey Coleman, who was released by the Bills as part of their final cuts, Beane shipped quarterback AJ McCarron, who signed a two-year deal with the Bills in March, to the Oakland Raiders.
The return on the latter trade is a fifth-round choice in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Bills will have 10 selections in April’s draft, as the conditional pick used to acquire Coleman is a seventh-round choice in 2020. Buffalo’s selections in the 2019 draft are as follows:
Round 1: original pick
Round 2: original pick
Round 3: original pick
Round 5: two picks; additional selection acquired from the Oakland Raiders as part of AJ McCarron trade
Round 6: original pick
With right around $50 million in dead contracts coming off the books next season, according to Spotrac, and at least $70 million in cap space for 2019, those 10 draft choices will help Beane to continue his overhaul of the Bills’ roster.