Bills Trade Rumors: Buffalo Should Not Trade Up for OT Matt Kalil

Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistApril 26, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 25:  Offensive lineman Matt Kalil of USC participates in a drill during the 2012 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 25, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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The Buffalo Bills have the No. 10 pick in the 2012 NFL draft, but recent reports state that they're willing to trade that pick and their second-rounder just to jump up for an offensive tackle. 

According to Charley Casserly of CBS Sports, the Bills are interested in Matt Kalil and will part ways with their second-round pick to get him if they have to.

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. 

Should the Vikings draft the cornerback, the Bills will need to inquire about switching places with the Cleveland Browns

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. 



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