Dec 15, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel (3) throws the ball during the first half of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports
It was reported today that the Houston Texans are reportedly trying to trade down and get rid of the #1 spot in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft.
The Buffalo Bills also seem to be the front runner for the pick.
"“Dan Pompei of Bleacher Report was told at this week’s NFL Annual Meeting that the Texans are “trying hard” to move down to “acquire extra selections.” According to Pompei, the Buffalo Bills have emerged as one potential trade partner.”"
Why would the Bills be the front runner for the pick? It is said that they would be looking for that top QB to bring in. Doug Whaley has already stated that EJ Manuel is pegged to be the starter for this next year. Doug Marrone, although, has stated that they could go in any direction at the QB position.
"“It’s anyone’s guess who the Bills would be chasing with the top pick. General manager Doug Whaley said Monday “we’re all in with” second-year signal-caller EJ Manuel, but coach Doug Marrone told reporters last month at the combine that Buffalo could go in any direction at the position.”"
I personally don’t know who the Bills would be looking at with the number 1 pick. Would they move up for Greg Robinson? Not likely, unless Robinson really bring something more than Lewan and Matthews. That pick doesn’t make sense with the amount of offensive lineman that supposedly are available in the draft from what all the experts are saying.
Another option from what the analysts are saying could be to get Clowney or Mack to play opposite Mario Williams. The only one here that is worth going for would be to get Clowney at the number 1 spot. Moving up to get a OT is not smart, as they are all pretty much equal in the top 10. Watkins and Evans won’t go that high so that would be a waste of assets that would be given away to move up. Drafting a QB in the first 2-3 rounds is a waste of a pick as well. EJ needs more time and with a QB coach this year, I think there will be definite development that will be noticed. The Bills also don’t need an OLB, as in Mack, especially not as the first pick. They just brought in Rivers and spikes and moved Kiko to the outside. Another waste of a pick.
Past Jadeveon Clowney as the pick at the first spot for the Bills, everything and everyone else in the top ten are not worth the time for the Bills or a wasted pick for the Bills at the number 1 spot. They can get similar talent at the #9 spot in both a Tackle and a wide receiver for which they are looking. Trading up would be a waste for the Bills.