Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane hasn’t shied away from wheeling and dealing his NFL Draft picks, and the 2023 NFL Draft was no exception, as Beane executed several draft-day deals, including moving up in the first round to select Utah tight end/slot receiver Dalton Kincaid.
Today’s edition of Buffalo Rumblinks leads off with thoughts from Beane on why, as Kincaid was slipping down the draft board, the Bills felt compelled to go up and get arguably the best pass catcher in the draft.
GM Brandon Beane on why Bills traded up for Dalton Kincaid
As the first round of the draft progressed, the top college football wide receivers were still on the board heading into pick No. 20. That included talented Utah TE Dalton Kincaid, who came into the draft as arguably the best pass catcher among college football’s top prospects. Hear from Beane on why the Bills parted with a fourth-round draft pick (No. 130) to leapfrog the Dallas Cowboys and draft Kincaid. Plus, a look into Kincaid’s biggest strengths and weaknesses, and the role he could play in Buffalo’s offense.
- Why the Bills zeroed in on tight end Dalton Kincaid, traded up for him in the draft - ESPN - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
- Bills GM Brandon Beane: TE Dalton Kincaid 'worth giving up that pick to ensure we got him' - NFL.com
- Buffalo Bills GM Brandon Beane Reveals Details of Draft Night Trade for Dalton Kincaid - Sports Illustrated Buffalo Bills News, Analysis and More
- Bills GM Brandon Beane: For us, it was worth trading a first and a fourth for Dalton Kincaid - ProFootballTalk
- Bills GM explains why he traded up for TE Dalton Kincaid; hints WR wasn’t a priority - syracuse.com
- Dawson Knox: More two-tight-end usage will open ‘a lot of doors’ for Bills offense - Buffalo News
- Where Dalton Kincaid could thrive and struggle in the Bills’ offense - The Athletic (subscription required)
- Bills’ Dalton Kincaid gets invited to NFL Rookie Premiere event - Buffalo News
- Simon: Bills’ draft didn’t go as hoped - WGR 550
Recapping Micah Hyde’s charity softball game
Safety Micah Hyde’s third-annual charity softball game was a big success, with more than 16,000 people coming out to Sahlen Field to raise money for Hyde’s Imagine For Youth, raising more than $470,000 for children in the Buffalo and Western New York community. Starting right tackle Spencer Brown knocked off quarterback Josh Allen, the defending champion, in the event’s home run derby competition.
- Sold-out charity softball game ‘truly remarkable’ to Bills safety Micah Hyde - Buffalo News
- Bills QB Josh Allen launches softballs out of Sahlen Field at Micah Hyde charity event - Buffalo News
- Fireworks at third annual Micah Hyde Charity Softball Game - WGR 550
- Must-see moments from Micah Hyde’s Charity Softball Game - BuffaloBills.com
Even more Bills news and notes
We find out how safety Damar Hamlin will use the millions of dollars donated by fans in his honor to make a difference, identify one Bills undrafted rookie free agent to watch as an intriguing prospect, hear how Latavius Murray’s late friend inspired Buffalo’s new running back to give back to his community, and more.
- Fans donated millions in honor of Bills safety Damar Hamlin; what’s the status of that money now? - Buffalo News
- Buffalo Bills’ Damar Hamlin will put millions raised into his charity - newyorkupstate.com
- 2023 NFL best UDFA fits: One undrafted prospect to watch on each roster - The Athletic (subscription required)
- “It’s motivated me in every way” | Bills RB Latavius Murray to build community center in honor of late best friend - BuffaloBills.com
- Report: Prosecutors say ex-Bills punter Matt Araiza had left party before reported gang rape - Buffalo News
- Ex-Bills punter Matt Araiza wasn’t present at alleged gang rape, prosecutors say - newyorkupstate.com
- Bills host 100 youth football coaches for annual coaching academy & CPR training - BuffaloBills.com
Recently featured on Buffalo Rumblings
- Peter King ponders forthcoming 2023 NFL schedule, Buffalo Bills’ role - Buffalo Rumblings
- Behind-the-scenes look at Dalton Kincaid’s first moments as a Buffalo Bill - Buffalo Rumblings
- NFL Reacts: Bills Mafia grades Buffalo’s 2023 draft, prepared to move on without Edmunds - Buffalo Rumblings
- Buffalo Bills may work less with Tony Romo & Jim Nantz in 2023 - Buffalo Rumblings
- This week on the Buffalo Rumblings cast network, May 8-14 - Buffalo Rumblings