3 reasons the Buffalo Bills should not trade up in the 1st round of the NFL Draft

Buffalo Bills, 2023 NFL Draft (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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The Buffalo Bills are currently sitting with the 27th pick of the 2023 NFL Draft.  There are tons of mock drafts out there, some have included the Bills moving up in the draft via a trade with another team and most of those predicted trades had them moving up to draft Texas running back, Bijan Robinson.

I’m not a fan of drafting a running back in the first round, let alone trading up in the first to draft a running back.  But if the rumors are true, is it Robinson the Bills are targeting?  Maybe it’s for one of the wide receivers, such as Jaxon Smith-Njigba or Jordan Addison, or maybe Zay Flowers.  Flowers is someone that seems to be climbing draft boards again as we near draft day.

It’s a huge unknown for the Bills at this point what direction or position they might go with in the first round.  One of the top linebackers has been mocked several times as of late to the Bills but I don’t believe any of them have a first-round grade, so it’s unlikely they would be targeting a linebacker.

I’ve written before about the offensive linemen in this draft, also recently did a seven-round mock draft for the Bills, in which I selected an offensive lineman with the Bills’ first-round pick.  Are there any offensive linemen in this draft the Bills feel they would need to move up to select earlier than 27?

All that to say, I don’t believe it’s a good idea for the Bills to move up in this draft and I have a few reasons why I believe this to be the case.  Let’s get into those reasons now.