Buffalo Bills: A trade shakes things up in Bleacher Report mock draft

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The Buffalo Bills make a trade up into the top five to take a top quarterback in the final mock draft from Mike Tanier of Bleacher Report.

I’m going to miss seeing all the possibilities for the Buffalo Bills in the 2018 NFL Draft once Thursday is here and mock draft season is officially over.

Mock drafts give fans countless scenarios that are sure to get some excited, and cause others to launch into a Twitter rant declaring the writer is a fraud. It’s all part of the fun.

We will have our own final mock draft up before the first round of the real draft begins Thursday, but there are countless still out there to check out. One of particular interest is the final one done by Mike Tanier of Bleacher Report.

Tanier has the Bills trading up to No. 4 overall and taking Josh Allen, who presumably comes to Buffalo as the hope for the future.

This pick is interesting for several reasons. One is that the team is investing heavily in Josh Allen. Depending on who you ask, you will get a variety of responses regarding his potential. I personally don’t think he is worthy of the No. 4 overall pick, but I know about as much as anyone else, which is nothing at all.

This is also interesting because it means the Bills are parting with two first-round picks, and perhaps more, to take Allen. With the offensive line in need of reinforcements, the Bills may be able to grab more value for the team by keeping picks 12 and 22. A quarterback can still be taken, although the individual won’t be the Bills’ top choice.

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So what do you think of this outcome? Are you fine with trading both picks for Allen, or is this a disastrous move that will set the franchise back for years to come?