The Buffalo Bills did not receive any compensatory picks and the team’s complete draft order is now available for the 2019 NFL Draft.
This is a crazy day for NFL news, but one under-the-radar story has to do with the league handing out compensatory picks for the 2019 NFL Draft.
Yet for Buffalo Bills fans there is not too much to take note of because the team did not receive any.
The newsworthy information is that the team’s draft order is now finalized, at least until any trades are made.
I’m assuming most fans know about the No. 9 overall pick, but the Bills still have nine other selections to make in the draft. That means plenty of rookie talent could come to Buffalo. It also means the team has plenty of picks to make available in trades.
That No. 9 overall pick serves as a great piece to offer up in a trade, especially to a team that may be desperate to grab one of the top quarterbacks. Since the Bills have their guy, the ability to bargain is there.
The key, as always, will be for the Bills to grab starters with the picks that are within the top 100 of the draft. It is impossible to make progress during a rebuild if the picks are busts, or if they are average players who don’t sign a second contract with the team.
That is the pressure that is on all GMs, but Brandon Beane did show positives in his first draft last year. Now that he doesn’t have to take a quarterback, he can focus his attention on building around the quarterback and thus helping the franchise guy in Josh Allen.