3 surprise trades the Buffalo Bills could make during 2023 NFL Draft

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Buffalo Bills, Bijan Robinson
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This is the point in time where things start to heat up, rumors are flowing and the 2023 NFL Draft anticipation is at an all-time high. For the Buffalo Bills, the rumor mill has definitely been stirring a bit more over the last couple of days.

One move that still might happen is for Buffalo to end up with Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, at least if you were to ask Von Miller.

Adding Hopkins would end up coming as a surprise, too, considering the Bills were apparently out on any Hopkins deal weeks ago. But, there’s still a possibility the Cardinals cut the 3-time All Pro.

Should Hopkins land, then things get interesting. The Bills might have to pull off a few more surprise moves during the draft in order to get this roster Super Bowl primed.

Surprise trades the Buffalo Bills could make during 2023 NFL Draft: A move up for the draft’s top running back

With that no. 20 pick the Bills received from the Seahawks, you guessed it: it’s Bijan Robinson time in Buffalo.

While no one knows whether the Bills will trade up or trade back, we’ve heard both rumors over the last couple of weeks. In this instance, they go up and get one of the best overall prospects in the draft at pick no. 20.

The reason Bijan Robinson will fall that far? He plays the one position which teams are no longer investing heavily in. That’s it.

Otherwise, he is one of the most talented players in this class, and a top-10 type of talent in most eyes. Standing 5-foot-11 and weighing a rock-solid 215 pounds, Robinson has the size, speed, strength and vision that you want in a workhorse running back. He can catch the football, shed tacklers and has that next gear type of burst when in the open field.

Rumors have stated the Bills would only move up for an offensive playmaker or lineman, and that rumor comes to fruition here. Now, the Bills’ offense features one more elite playmaker to go along with Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs and Dawson Knox.