Buffalo Bills Rumors: Team looking to trade up in 2023 NFL Draft

Buffalo Bills, Brandon Beane (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Buffalo Bills, Brandon Beane (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

As the Buffalo Bills approach the 2023 NFL Draft, many fans wonder whether or not general manager Brandon Beane will decide to move up from his team’s current spot at no. 27 overall.

With only six picks to work with in this year’s draft, it’s definitely a risky situation fro Buffalo. But, Beane is also in a position only a handful of teams are currently in: Buffalo is a Super Bowl contender.

If the Bills weren’t a Super Bowl contending team, moving up with less-than-optimal draft capital wouldn’t be in the cards. But, after all, there’s a reason the team holds the 27th overall pick in the draft. They finished last year as one of the best franchises in football.

As to the question at hand, Friday morning we may have found our answer. According to a new report, the Bills are likely to move up in the draft in order to target one of a couple specific positions.

As stated above, the original report by ESPN’s Matt Miller suggests that Buffalo would have to part with future picks in order to make a move like this.

What position would the Buffalo Bills be targeting in a move up in the 2023 NFL Draft?

Per this report, the Bills would move up only for a couple of positions, the first being an interior offensive lineman. Interestingly enough, there’s only one true interior offensive lineman projected to go in the first round, and that’s Florida’s O’Cyrus Torrence.

Northwestern tackle Peter Skoronski projects better as a guard in the NFL, so maybe that’s another possible target, should Buffalo view him that way.

Other than an interior lineman, Miller notes that the Bills would move up for an offensive skill position player. Of course, that means either running back, wide receiver or tight end.

Now, there are plenty of options in that realm.

The only running back projected to go in the first round, right now, is Texas’ Bijan Robinson.

As for wide receivers, you have the likes of TCU’s Quentin Johnston, USC’s Jordan Addison, Ohio State’s Jaxon Smith-Njigba, and one might argue Boston College’s Zay Flowers. The Bills are generally viewed as a team that needs another playmaker at receiver, because Gabe Davis has not lived up to expectation.

Only one tight end is projected as a first-round guy, and that’s Utah’s Dalton Kincaid. Notre Dame’s Michael Mayer might have an argument, but Kincaid is a surefire pick.

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