The 2018 NFL Draft has come and gone with Brandon Beane and his staff making several mega-deals to get the guys they wanted. With all of their moves, the team missed out on grabbing some top talents and impact players for years to come.
The Buffalo Bills began the 2018 NFL Draft on April 26 with six picks in the first three rounds. By the time the first round ended, they were down to three. Their two trades in the first round cleared out much of their draft capital for the first two days of the draft, limiting the amount of talent available to them.
To move up from No. 12 to No. 7 to get Josh Allen, the Bills shipped out No. 53 and No. 56 in the second round. They then moved up from No. 22 to No. 16 to select Tremaine Edmunds by moving No. 65 – the first pick of the third round. I really enjoy the Edmunds pick as they gave up a third-round pick to move up six spots to fill a need with an elite physical talent, but moving up five spots and giving up both of their seconds was a tough pill to swallow.
All-in-all, Buffalo came away with eight draft picks in the draft and filled several needs. However, what players did the Bills miss out on by trading their picks away? If they would have done less moving around, would they have been able to come away with more quality and more quantity?
Looking back at the trades they made and how much they gave up, I believe there are several players the team will regret passing on. Not to say that all of these players would be available when the Bills would have picked, but with the ammo the team had and their affinity for making deals, these are players they could have certainly made their own.