The Buffalo Bills traded up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round of the draft, sending the 12th overall pick and both of their second-rounders to move up five places to No. 7. The Bills also got a seventh-rounder back.
Using The News' draft pick trading calculator, the trade grades out as a loss, though it might be worth it if quarterback Josh Allen becomes a star.
Under the Jimmy Johnson trade value system, the Bills gave up the equivalent of a second-round pick in the deal. In the performance-based Harvard and Football Perspective models, the Bills gave up the equivalent of a late first-rounder.
The Bills were able to retain their second first-round pick, No. 22, and didn't have to give up any of their 2019 picks. Bills GM Brandon Beane was reportedly unwilling to give up multiple first-round picks to move up, according to NFL Network.
At this point, the #Bills don’t want to give up 2 1st round picks to move up. GM Brandon Beane not willing to sell the farm.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 27, 2018
🚨 TRADE ALERT 🚨
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) April 27, 2018