Buffalo Bills: 5 potential trade targets as the deadline approaches

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Jimmie Ward

Sometimes there’s opportunity in the unfortunate events of others. The San Fransisco 49ers are once again facing a top 10 draft pick after their QB Jimmy Garoppolo went down with an injury.

That being said, the Bills can look at players they may not be re-signing and make a deal. In this scenario the Bills would be calling for CB Jimmie Ward. The former first-round pick has been up and down throughout the multiple coaching and scheme changes in San Fransisco.

The Bills have opportunity opposite Tre’Davious White to find a long-term corner who can start. Phillip Gaines and Ryan Lewis have done well this season, but an upgrade can still be had. Adding a first-round talent could take this secondary to another level.

Ward would be playing from behind, trying to learn a new defense mid-season. However, this is the trial period. See how he adjusts, if he fits in with the culture, and if it works he gets to play in a strong defense to up his value in a future contract year.