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Instant analysis: Bills lost value in trade up for Josh Allen, but got QB

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.

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