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Buffalo Bills Links, 4/19: Will GM Brandon Beane move up in the draft?

Plus, comparing the 2018 QB class to this year’s crop of QBs

When it comes to the NFL Draft, Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane has developed quite a reputation for being willing to move up (and down) the draft board, executing four draft-day trades while making 20 trades involving draft picks since 2017.

In today’s edition of the Bills daily links, we speculate on whether Beane will execute another trade and try and move up in the draft. We also discuss what we have learned about Beane through his first three drafts, take a turn at playing GM by offering up our opinion on what we would do if we were running Buffalo’s draft room, and address Buffalo’s need to address the cornerback position in the draft.

We size up the edge rushers who could potentially be on the board when the Bills pick, compare Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield, Lamar Jackson and the 2018 QB class to this year’s crop of signal callers, explore why the Bills remain the biggest threat to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC, and more!

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Additional Bills news from around the web

Will Brandon Beane trade up/what have we learned from his draft history?

Bills draft roundtable part 1: Will Brandon Beane move up in the first round? | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
“Buffalo News Bills reporters Vic Carucci, Jay Skurski, Mark Gaughan and Jason Wolf discuss several questions about the team and the NFL draft.”

Bills draft roundtable part 2: What have we learned about Brandon Beane in his first three drafts? | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Here’s what News Bills reporters Vic Carucci, Jay Skurski, Mark Gaughan and Jason Wolf have to say about the team and the NFL draft.

Assessing Buffalo’s likelihood of drafting a cornerback

NFL draft preview: Time could be right for Bills to add a cornerback early | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
“The Buffalo Bills have not selected a cornerback in the first three rounds during Brandon Beane’s first three drafts as general manager,” writes Jay Skurski.

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“After a tough year for the Buffalo Bills rushing attack, Zack Moss is ready to show that he can be the playmaker the Bills need in the backfield,” writes Mitch Broder.

Latest mock draft analysis

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Which edge rushers could be available when Buffalo picks?

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If the Bills pick an edge rusher early, they may look at Joe Tryon or Jayson Oweh in the second round.

Mel Kiper thinks Georgia’s Azeez Ojulari is stout enough for Bills | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
“Ojulari had an excellent season for Georgia in 2020, playing 10 games and making 8.5 sacks, which ranked eighth in the nation,” writes Mark Gaughan.

Comparing the QB Class of 2018 to this year’s class

Bills Mailbag: How does the 2021 QB class stack up to Josh Allen’s class of 2018? | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
“It seems guaranteed that at least five quarterbacks will be drafted in the first round this year,” Jay Skurski says.

Why the Buffalo Bills are still the Kansas City Chiefs’ top threat in the AFC

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The Bills did not lose any core players this offseason and did a good job of upgrading in a few areas.

Odds and ends

Bills can begin offseason program on Monday - WGR 550
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