Buffalo Bills: 4 players in 2021 NFL Draft worth trading up for in first round

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GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 09: Kyle Pitts #84 of the Florida Gators celebrates a touchdown during the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) /

Kyle Pitts, Tight End, Florida Gators

Labelled as a tight end with wide receiver speed and athleticism, Florida’s Kyle Pitts is arguably the most attractive prospect in the ’21 draft class. Recording video-game-like numbers in his junior season with the Gators and scoring 12 touchdowns on 43 receptions for 770 yards, Pitts could be just what the Buffalo Bills needs.

The problem is, Pitts is projected to be a Top 5 pick and trading up into that section of the draft would require a king’s ransom.

At five, the Atlanta Falcons would be an interesting trade candidate with Buffalo. Not tipping their hands yet, many NFL fans and executives have yet to find out what Atlanta will be doing. This is because it is still up in the air if the team wants to take a new quarterback this season to sit behind Matt Ryan, whose contract has a potential out in 2022 and still has years left on his deal, or add skill-position players such as a Kyle Pitts at that pick.

As for a potential trade package, with the number five pick weighted at a value of 1,800 by Pro Football Reference, it will take a package that includes probably one starter, their 30th pick, a 2022 first and more. For the starters, it would be understandable to see Atlanta request someone like Devin Singletary to be accompanied by the additional draft picks.