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

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It would be too costly for the Buffalo Bills to move up in first round

The previous two reasons I provided as to why the Bills should not complete a trade to move up essentially roll into this final reason.

As I mentioned, the Bills have too many areas of need to address and only six draft picks to do it.  A move up in this draft would require entirely too much draft capital to make it worthwhile.

Additionally, when we look at this year’s rookie class and we go back to the idea there are only 15 – 18 players truly worthy of a first-round grade, it would mean the Bills would have to give up a great deal to move in that 15 – 18 range.  This move would likely cost them their first and second-round picks or some combination of later picks, so the Bills would lose a second at best or two picks later.

Is it worth it for the Bills to pull this off, and get through this draft with just four picks?  I personally don’t believe that to be the case.  There is simply no player in this draft that would have a big enough impact for this upcoming season.

The caveat to all this is how far up are they trying to move.  Beane has moved up in the first round on more than one occasion, so doing it again would not be a shock, my hope is it’s not at the expense of too many additional picks.

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