Buuffalo I am told would like to trade up to take Matt Kalil and will give up a second rd draft choice to do it.— Charley Casserly (@CharleyCasserly) April 25, 2012
With the 2012 NFL draft beginning tonight, trade rumors are swirling all over the place. It's tough to know what to believe, but if this one is true, Buffalo fans should be worried.
By sitting at No. 10, the Bills can still get a gifted offensive tackle. Sure, it won't be the top guy like Kalil, but at least Buffalo will still have a second-round pick to work with.
The likely destination to get Kalil would be swapping picks with the Minnesota Vikings at No. 3. They also happen to be interested in Kalil, as well as Morris Claiborne.
Buffalo's best decision would be to sit tight and see how far Kalil drops if the Vikings don't select him.
The Bills don't need to throw their second-round draft pick away like that. Holding onto it and drafting the best available player at No. 10 is still going to tremendously help the team.
At No. 10, the Bills could also get an elite defender or a top-notch wide receiver. Their options are strong by staying put, but if they want Kalil that bad then they're going to do whatever it takes to get him.
That's the wrong move for Buffalo, but it won't be the first time a team has made a poor draft decision and it won't be the last, especially in regards to making big draft-day trades.