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2012 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills Reportedly Have Interest in Trading Up for Kalil

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2012 NFL Draft: Buffalo Bills Reportedly Have Interest in Trading Up for Kalil
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General manager Rick Spielman would be jumping for joy if the Buffalo Bills give him an offer he can't refuse and trade up to the third overall spot.

According to a tweet from Charlie Casserly of the NFL Network, the Bills are interested in trading up for the left tackle out of USC.

Casserly said that the Bills are willing to swap first-round picks and also offer their 41st overall pick in the second round as well. The Vikings' draft room would not even think twice about taking this incredible offer.

Not only do the Vikings stay in the top 10, but they also get another pick in the second round. The Vikings would presumably use the pick on either the next best cornerback, Stephon Gilmore, or arguably the best receiver in the draft, Michael Floyd

Either of these two players would be Day 1 starters for the Vikings. Also, both are not that far away talent- and potential-wise compared to the best cornerback in the draft, Morris Claiborne, and Justin Blackmon, who other scouts consider to be the best receiver in the draft. 

The Vikings could also look to draft Riley Reiff, the second best left tackle prospect. However, head coach Leslie Frazier has been saying that a left tackle is not a "game-changer," and the Vikings are looking for that in the top 10. Floyd and Gilmore are definitely game-changers, and either one would fit the Vikings like a glove.

Based on which position they select in the first round, the Vikings could then address their other two positions of need in the second round. The Vikes will likely be able to select prospects like wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, cornerback Janoris Jenkins, left tackle Mike Adams, strong safety Harrison Smith or another wide receiver in Rueben Randle or Stephen Hill. 

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This would be incredible because the Vikings could draft three Day 1 starters who all have first-round talent before they enter the third round.

On the other hand, this would make perfect sense for the Buffalo Bills, as well. They already made a huge splash in the offseason by signing Mario Williams to a very large contract. Williams will help add fire to an already great linebacker corps in Buffalo.

The team also locked up Ryan Fitzpatrick and Stevie Johnson to long-term deals. Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller are both very good running backs who the Bills have plenty of confidence in.

Adding a left tackle like Kalil will keep Fitzpatrick safe, open up holes for the running backs and give more time for the receivers to get open. Kalil would give this team a huge boost in protection and automatically make them contenders in the AFC East again. 

If a trade like this went down at the draft tonight, it would surely benefit both teams and put a smile on the faces of every Bills and Vikings fan in the world, because you know both fanbases desperately need that. 

 

Sammy Sucu is a featured columnist for the WWE. Sammy also writes for the NFL, the Minnesota Vikings and the Los Angeles Lakers. You can follow him on Twitter.

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