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#1 FluffHead

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 08:55 AM

I know its bleacher report, but Pompei is a pretty good reporter.  He cites sources saying the Bills appear to be interested in trading up, particularly with the Texans who want to move out of the #1 pick.  It's the first blurb under "NFL Confidential". EDIT: apparently this forum won't let me link to the site of the article.  Sal Capaccio tweeted the article out for those interested.

Edited by FluffHead, 28 March 2014 - 09:01 AM.


#2 BringBackFergy

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:00 AM

Is there a player in this draft that would be worth this year's #9, next year's first round and second round pick?? Easy answer....Garrapolo

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:00 AM

Probably want Clowney.

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• Word from the NFL meetings is the Texans are trying hard to deal the first pick in the draft. They want to move down and acquire extra selections. Sources say they might have a trade partner in the Bills, who appear interested in moving up. It is unclear who the Bills would want in a trade-up scenario. Some believe they would move up for a quarterback. They also could make good use of an offensive tackle such as Greg Robinson. And it would be something to see them pair Mario Williams with either Jadeveon Clowney or Khalil Mack.


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:03 AM

I'm sure they are interested in moving up, moving down and staying at the same spot. I'm sure they are interested in a lot of things.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:05 AM

I am completely against moving up especially in this deep draft

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:06 AM

The price to move up hasn't been very steep the last couple of drafts.  In fact I think the cowboys gave up their first and second round pikis to move up to # 6 a couple years ago to get M. Claiborne.  A move like that years ago would've surely cost much more.  There's Jo way the Bills would part with a future #1 pick, but if this years round 1 & 2 gets you the highest rated player on your board who knows, maybe that's a deal you make.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:08 AM

This only makes sense if the Bills can move up without losing next year's 1st round pick AND to select Clowney.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:08 AM

You have to take everything before the draft with a huge grain of salt.  Perhaps they really like Robinson or are worried Evans won't be there @ 9.  Or perhaps they are floating a rumor to get another team to try and move up.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:10 AM

View PostC.Biscuit97, on 28 March 2014 - 09:08 AM, said:

You have to take everything before the draft with a huge grain of salt.  Perhaps they really like Robinson or are worried Evans won't be there @ 9.  Or perhaps they are floating a rumor to get another team to try and move up.

I would be shocked if they or anyone else moved up to 1 for a WR

IMO this would be for Clowney, Mack, or one of the tackles...I cant see them trading up for a QB but that would be another position a team would trade up to 1 for

Edited by Max997, 28 March 2014 - 09:14 AM.


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:13 AM

View PostC.Biscuit97, on 28 March 2014 - 09:08 AM, said:

You have to take everything before the draft with a huge grain of salt.  Perhaps they really like Robinson or are worried Evans won't be there @ 9.  Or perhaps they are floating a rumor to get another team to try and move up.

They certainly do not need to move up to #1 for Evans. Only Clowney makes sense (but it really doesn;t given the apparent cost to move up from 9 to 1).
Robinson might go 1 but the draft (apparently) is very deep at tackle. Again, not worth the move.

I doubt there is any meat to this rumor.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:14 AM

With the depth at OT and WR in this class (ruling out Watkins or Matthews/Robinson as a tradeup target, IMO, at least at one), it is hard to see this being about anyone but Clowney. Even Mack, while I think they would grab him at 9 if by some chance he were there, really seems like more of a 3-4 LB. But Clowney slots in beautifully with Dareus and the Williams brothers.

I don't know if you can move from 9 to 1 without giving up next year's first. If Houston would take 9 plus this year's second and next year's second, or something like that, you'd have to think about it. That may not be enough though.

Interesting rumor, anyway. Keeps things lively in the loooooong six weeks leading up to the draft.

Edited by Last Guy on the Bench, 28 March 2014 - 09:15 AM.


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:15 AM

View PostMax997, on 28 March 2014 - 09:10 AM, said:

I would be shocked if they or anyone else moved up to 1 for a WR

IMO this would be for Clowney, Mack, one of the tackles or a QB

Doubt they'd do this for a QB.  That would be giving up on Manuel.  Also doubt they'd do it for Clowney, a guy who has questionable desire.  My guess is Robinson, who some are mentioning in the same vein as Orlando Pace.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:15 AM

View PostrichNjoisy, on 28 March 2014 - 09:13 AM, said:

They certainly do not need to move up to #1 for Evans. Only Clowney makes sense (but it really doesn;t given the apparent cost to move up from 9 to 1).
Robinson might go 1 but the draft (apparently) is very deep at tackle. Again, not worth the move.

I doubt there is any meat to this rumor.

I agree.  It's not worth the price to move up.  You are going to get a very good prospect at 9.  And for as good Clowney can potentially be, the guy still only had 3 sacks last year.  That gives me pause.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:15 AM

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:17 AM

View Postpapazoid, on 28 March 2014 - 09:15 AM, said:

Bortles

Man, for a QB Whaley and co. would have to be SO sold that the guy was way better than EJ. I don't see it. I don't think they can be sure what EJ is yet or what any of these draftees really are. If it was someone like Luck, maybe.

Edited by Last Guy on the Bench, 28 March 2014 - 09:18 AM.


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:18 AM

View Postpapazoid, on 28 March 2014 - 09:15 AM, said:

Bortles

No chance.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:20 AM

View PostCoach Tuesday, on 28 March 2014 - 09:18 AM, said:

No chance.

I agree. Not after what Whaley was quoted as saying they are 'All In' on EJ

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:22 AM

View Postpapazoid, on 28 March 2014 - 09:15 AM, said:

Bortles

We can this year's EJ, only he is less athletic???  Let's give up 3 1sts for this beast!

#19 Chandler#81

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:26 AM

Johnny Buffalo!

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:30 AM

I think its most likely a smokescreen. If not its Robinson,Clowney or Mack.