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Indianapolis Colts wanted to stay in the top 10 of the NFL Draft

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This could have impacted the Bills’ efforts to trade up

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On Saturday, the Indianapolis Colts traded the third overall pick to the New York Jets, who moved up three spots to be within reach of the top quarterbacks. The Jets gave up the sixth overall pick, two second-round picks in 2018, and another second-round pick in 2019. This move could have an impact on the Buffalo Bills draft plans, but don’t necessarily blame Buffalo for not getting it done.

Colts’ General Manager, Chris Ballard said that staying inside of the top ten was important to them if they were going to trade down:

“Talked to a couple other teams, but we still wanted to stay in position in that top 10 where we could still get a premium player. We feel like at six, we’ll still be able to acquire a premium player,” said Ballard.

Ballard said that the Colts spoke to more than just the Jets in regards to a trade. Buffalo, who is out of the top ten and more than likely looking to get into the top five, could have been a team the Colts were in trade talks with.

The Jets moving into the third overall selection makes the asking price for second pick, owned by the New York Giants, to potentially skyrocket.