Buffalo Bills remain among most likely teams to trade up

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The Buffalo Bills continue to be considered among the group of NFL teams most likely to trade up to take a quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft.

This is always an interesting time of year for NFL fans. Teams remain secretive on their draft plans and it is hard to tell what is true and what is just a smokescreen.

The Buffalo Bills have rightfully kept their plans private, especially when it comes to the quarterback position. Fans have all but declared the team ready to trade up in order to select a QB, but Brandon Beane is the king of deflection when it comes to that topic.

Still, the Bills remain the most likely team to trade up for a QB, according to a recent article on ESPN.com.

The article, written by Dan Graziano, lists the Bills among five other teams who are likely to trade up in order to select the next big thing at quarterback. The thing that makes the Bills an obvious choice is the fact there is no sure starter on the roster, unless one has a lot of faith in AJ McCarron.

As Graziano says:

"This is the most obvious choice. The Bills already moved up from No. 21 to No. 12 in a deal that sent left tackle Cordy Glenn to Cincinnati, and they still hold the No. 22 overall pick. Having two first-rounders gives Buffalo a unique ability to maneuver in the first round, and having unproven options AJ McCarron and Nathan Peterman on the roster gives the team motivation."

The likely destinations include trading with the New York Giants at No. 2 overall or the Cleveland Browns at No. 4 overall. The Browns seem like the more likely option as the team already has the No. 1 pick as well. The Giants may want to take their quarterback of the future as Eli Manning continues toward the end of his career.

Beane can talk about how much he believes in McCarron and Peterman all day, but no one will believe him unless he does the unthinkable and doesn’t make a move for a QB in the first round.

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If he chooses that route, he better have a great explanation or know something about McCarron’s abilities that we don’t.