Buffalo Bills: A potential trade involving the No. 9 overall pick

Buffalo Bills, 2023 NFL Draft (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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The Buffalo Bills could look to move out of the No. 9 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and one trade partner stands out in particular.

The Buffalo Bills were able to end up with two first-round picks in the 2018 NFL Draft.

The team currently sits with one, at No. 9 overall, but Brandon Beane could have other plans in mind.

One team that stands out as a potential trade partner is the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders currently own picks No. 4, No. 24, and No. 27 in the first round. Jon Gruden has also brought up the possibility of making some trades with those picks.

The easy scenario is that the Bills swap No. 9 for No. 24 and No. 27. However, the Raiders would likely also have to throw in a later pick or two for Beane to move down 15 spots. Like the Bills, the Raiders currently own 10 picks in the 2019 Draft.

The argument for the trade is ending up with two first-round talents. However, Beane may see taking one player at No. 9 overall to be more valuable than taking two near the end of the round. It all depends on what position is being targeted.

I can see Bills fans wanting the team to just stick at No. 9 overall. If Beane wants to move back into the first round, other picks can be moved so the team still lands a top-ten talent.

These plans should become more predictable once free agency begins. If the Bills go out and add some top players at positions like wide receiver and the entire offensive line, maybe Beane is more comfortable moving down and having two late first-round picks.

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Regardless, the team needs to land a starting talent in the first round. Landing two again sure would be nice.