The Buffalo Bills have some more meetings set up this week as they continue to do their homework on the top quarterbacks in the 2018 draft class.
The Buffalo Bills could make a franchise-changing move by taking the right quarterback in the first round of the NFL Draft. If they take the wrong one, well, there’s always next year.
The Bills, like other teams, are doing their due diligence by meeting with the top quarterbacks. That has included several meetings with Baker Mayfield, with more set to come this weekend with other top prospects.
Ian Rapoport reported that Josh Rosen is set to be in Buffalo on Tuesday, while the team will send a contingent to hold a workout with Sam Darnold this Friday.
Meetings like this are common, but it is still a good sign to see the Bills meeting with the top prospects. This seems to directly point to a trade up from No. 12 overall, even if Brandon Beane doesn’t want to admit it just yet.
The problem is that these meetings mean nothing if the Bills whiff on the pick, but such is the risk of drafting any quarterback in any given year. Better to take a chance on someone considered a top prospect rather than take a quarterback later in the draft and continue the same cycle plaguing the team since Jim Kelly retired.
The several meetings with Mayfield is certainly something to keep an eye on, although since this is an NFL team it is possible those are a smokescreen. It wouldn’t be the first time a team pulled such a move. Regardless, it is notable.
None of this will ultimately matter unless the Bills make a move for a top quarterback, but at least the team is doing all the necessary steps to pull off that potentially franchise-changing move.