Just moments ago, Adam Schefter reported that the per sources Steve Johnson has been traded to the San Fransisco 49ers.
Filed to ESPN: 49ers trading a conditional 2015 4th-round pick to Buffalo for WR Stevie Johnson, per sources. Pick can become a 3rd.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 9, 2014
So the Buffalo Bills trade WR Steve Johnson to the 49ers in exchange for a conditional 4th round pick in 2015. The 4th round pick could become a 3rd round pick depending on how Johnson does under new management.
At this point, I did say that there is no way the Bills would be keeping 6 WRs with the talents that they had. This was almost a guarantee with the drafting of Sammy Watkins, it was just going to be a decision on either Johnson or Graham and what they would get for him. Also, they may not be done. Another trade still could come based on who they still have. Five wide receivers at this level is still a lot to have. I said it earlier and I will say it again, the Buffalo Bills will make a trade today, and I will update this, they will make another move today.
I think with the strong wide receiver corps as this point, Buffalo will make a move today during rounds 2 and 3 and pick up another draft pick, either in this draft or next draft and we might see Graham or Johnson traded within this trade. I like Buffalo looking at an offensive lineman or a tight end in the 2nd round. I think that if Austin Seferian-Jenkins is available at 41 they go TE if not look for the best available lineman.
- Dennis Amo 5/9/2014
So with this trade Buffalo will minimally get back their 4th for next year that they gave to Cleveland. So it is Sammy Watkins for a 1st round pick. Not too bad. Also, if that 4th becomes a third it makes it even easier to swallow for those of you that are still not happy with the move.
Winds are changing in Buffalo and they seem to just be starting.