5 reasons why the Buffalo Bills should not draft a WR in first round

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Reason No. 4: Trading down might be the best option for the Buffalo Bills

As mentioned earlier, trading up to get one of the top guys in the draft is going to cost a lot. Beane told the media already he doesn’t love the idea of getting rid of next year’s first-rounder. While he likes to be aggressive in the draft as past years back it up, this might be the year to be less aggressive. The Bills already have a lot of picks this year, but they need more in the first four rounds after they traded a third for Rasul Douglas and the NFL beat them out of a third-round compensatory pick.

The team needs to add players at multiple positions besides wide receiver. They also could use either a starting center or left guard, safety. Defensive end and defensive tackle are bigger needs than people think, and they could use more depth at cornerback.

They also would benefit from adding more than one wide receiver. They are in big-time business if they trade down and add a second-rounder and possibly a third. They could address all four of their biggest needs with three to four picks in the first 128 picks.

For the people full steam ahead on the wide receiver train, relax, this cover that as well. The Bills could trade down from 28 to the high to mid-30s and land polarizing prospect, Xavier Leggette. By doing so, they still keep their second-round pick and could pick up a third-rounder.

They could then double-dip and get another receiver like Ricky Pearsall or Javon Baker. This wide receiver class is insanely and possibly historically deep. Guys like Legette and McConkey who would be probable first-rounders in another year, will be there in Round 2.

They could get two guys to vastly improve their room, who in other years they might have gotten at pick 28, while also improving the team all around. If the Bills want to reload their roster with young talent and playmakers, trading down is the way to do it. The possibilities there are way more exciting than shipping all your future assets away and banking on just one guy.