Early in the offseason, the consensus was that the Bills would target a pass-rusher to help put pressure on opposing quarterbacks. After signing both Mario Williams and Mark Anderson in free agency, that now seems unlikely.
The next logical position to address appeared to be offensive tackle, especially after Demetress Bell signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. But Riley Reiff has some teams convinced he’s a better fit at guard due to his short arms, and Stanford’s Jonathan Martin’s stock has dropped with an unspectacular offseason.
Buffalo could target Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly at pick 10. The question is, do they like him enough and do they have a plan for where he fits in the new 4-3 defense? If he’s not going to log early playing time, is he worth a Top-10 pick?
Cornerback is another position of need. However, it’s a deep class this year, and the value at 10 may be a slight reach.
If Michael Floyd or Justin Blackmon is available at pick 10, Buffalo might look to grab one of them to complement Steve Johnson as the No. 2 wideout. But, there’s a possibility that both could be gone before the Bills are on the clock.
For all these reasons, the Bills may be thinking about trading back in the first round. But they’ll need a willing partner to make a deal.
This article focuses on five potential trade partners for the Bills and addresses which players those teams might target, and which players the Bills could target if they move back.