The NFL draft seems to always bring some fireworks, and it sounds like the Buffalo Bills are trying to be the supplier this year.
Thanks to a trade with the Cincinnati Bengals, the Bills currently own the No. 12 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. But this apparently isn’t a satisfactory position for Buffalo general manager Brandon Beane, who reportedly is trying his damnedest to move the Bills up in the draft.
“Brandon is trying like hell to get up and get a quarterback,” a general manager told CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora. “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).”
We’ve already seen one team make a major draft surge, as the New York Jets moved up to No. 3 via a trade with the Indianapolis Colts. While it might take more than one trade, the Bills reportedly could leapfrog their AFC East foe.
“If Beane gets the five, I know he can get to two,” the general manager told La Canfora.
It seemingly goes without saying that the Bills are trying to catapult themselves in the draft in order to draft a quarterback. Which signal-caller does Buffalo covet? We’ll find out in just a few short weeks.