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Bills attempting to trade up to draft QB

If the tea leaves are to be read a certain way, then Buffalo would appear to have its eyes set upon Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield.


Kahron Spearman


Per CBS Sports writer Jason La Canfora, via an unnamed NFL General Manager, Buffalo Bills General Manager Brandon Beane is currently "trying like hell" to get the Bills in position to pick up one of the NFL Draft's top prospects at quarterback. 

To get toward the front of the drafting order, Buffalo traded offensive tackle Cordy Glenn, this year's first-round pick (No. 21) and a fifth-rounder (No. 158) to the Cincinnati. In return, they received the No. 12 pick and a sixth-round selection (No. 187). 

Brandon is trying like hell to get up and get a quarterback. I'm convinced he'll trade up twice more if he has to. It reminds me of (Eagles general manager) Howie (Roseman) a few years ago (when he was moving up to land Carson Wentz).

The Bills' trade with the Bengals was largely seen as a set-up for even more trades to get themselves inside of the top four to seven picks. Some Bills insiders have noticed that the team has had Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has had more meetings with the franchise than any other - perhaps believing there's some writing in the tea leaves. 

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson could also be an option, but he would likely require a year on the bench.

 

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