Buffalo Bills trade up in the latest mock draft for 2021 NFL Draft

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Since my last mock draft implemented the strategy of trading down in this upcoming 2021 NFL Draft, I figured I should explore the possibility of trading up from the Buffalo Bills’ 30th overall selection. Although I’m against the idea of trading up in the draft this year, it’s still a good exercise to explore the possibility of Brandon Beane doing just that.

After a peculiar year of football due to COVID-19 complications, evaluating this group of prospects in 2021 should be particularly difficult in comparison to other years. For this reason, I think it would be wise to focus on the number of selections this year. However, there are still some prospects going in the early rounds that would be exciting to have in a Buffalo Bills uniform.

By trading up in the 2021 NFL Draft the Buffalo Bills would have a better chance of grabbing prospects with undeniable talent as opposed to trying to find day one contributors in the mid-to-late rounds of the draft. Ideally, I can work a trade up from 30th overall in the first round and still retain most of the mid-to-late round picks because there is a solid amount of talent projected to go on day 3 of the draft.

Once again, I will be using the Pro Football Focus Mock Draft Simulator to make these trades and the entire seven rounds of the mock draft. Sometimes the trades aren’t the most realistic, so I will do my best to make sure the trades are fair on both ends of the deal.