The NFL draft is quickly approaching and that means teams will have to make decisions on Draft Picks quickly. One team trying to improve their roster enough to end a 17 year playoff drought is the Buffalo Bills, who couldn't make it there in Rex Ryan's tenure. Now Sean McDermott and Doug Whaley will try to draft enough solid players on the roster to give themselves a chance to make it there.

Buffalo Bills Draft Positioning.

The Bills currently have the 10th overall pick in the 2017 draft. They could use that pick in a variety of ways and have been linked to various players.

Will they pair Sammy Watkins with fellow Clemson star wide receiver Mike Williams? Will Buffalo draft a cornerback to replace the newly departed Stephon Gilmore? Could the Bills draft a safety after the departures of Aaron Williams and Corey Graham? And the Bills might just shock everyone by selecting a quarterback in the first round of the draft.

But it would make more sense for the Bills to choose none of these options and instead trade down. Last time the Bills traded down in the first round, they received a second round pick used on Kiko Alonso. Buffalo has had enough players leave to warrant adding more draft picks that would help bolster the quality of the roster. And there's evidence to back up the idea that Buffalo may move down.


One reporter suggested that the Buffalo Bills were among a number of other NFL teams who were also looking to trade down.

Those reports received mixed reactions from Bills fans, although it felt like the reaction was generally positive.

In fact, on a Twitter poll, 70% of fans supported the idea of trading down.

Trading down would prevent the Bills from drafting a really good player at 10th overall, but a well executed deal could net them key draft picks and contributors to a roster that could really use it.

Because of this, it's hard to believe that the reports are completely unfounded.

Mike Gillislee.

The Buffalo Bills allowed their backup running back to sign with the Patriots and earned a 5th round draft pick in the process. Although Buffalo has Jonathan Williams on the roster, the team will now probably need to spend another late round pick on a running back. A trade in the first round could easily yield more draft picks later in the draft for this.

For now, all of this is just speculation about what the Bills do with the 10th overall pick. Don't be surprised if Buffalo does trade down and stockpile draft picks when it's their turn on April 27th.