Buffalo Bills: 3 trade packages to land Dalvin Cook

Buffalo Bills, Dalvin Cook (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images)
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This week, the Buffalo Bills have done quite a bit within their own roster as NFL free agency has kicked off.

More than anything else, Buffalo has been making moves within the contracts of some of their most notable players. General manager Brandon Beane has been busy restructuring contracts so that Buffalo can not just get under the salary cap, but open up some space for additional moves.

Meanwhile, the rest of the NFL is amidst a frenzy. Between signings and trades, things have gotten fun, just as fans have expected.

One of the main rumors that has yet to equate to real movement, at the moment, has to do with the Minnesota Vikings trading star running back Dalvin Cook. He has reportedly been on the block in order for the Vikings to save some money against their cap and continue more of a youth movement. If the Bills wanted to take advantage of those rumors, they could unite Dalvin with his brother James Cook, while providing the offense with a burst of electricity.

If the Buffalo Bills got in on the Dalvin Cook trade talks, they could offer one of a few different packages

The first possible trade Buffalo could offer the Vikings for Cook has the Bills obtaining the star running back and Minnesota’s sixth-round pick coming in at no. 213 overall. They would be giving up a top-100 pick in exchange for Cook and that late selection, but the dividends could wind up being more than worth it.

Cook has gone for over 1,000 rushing yards in four-straight seasons, and although he has dealt with his fair share of injuries over his career, he still looks as good as ever. The fact that he played in all 17 games last year should alleviate any concerns, there, as well.

The Bills might be giving up a top-100 pick here, but the fact that they’re getting another selection in return is a big deal. Beane is able to at least net one additional rookie within this deal, which is a win.