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Trade evaluator: Ravens came out slightly ahead in Bills' trade up for Tremaine Edmunds

Bills General Manager Brandon Beane traded up twice Thursday night in the first round of the NFL Draft. His trade up for quarterback Josh Allen graded as a significant loss, but his trade up for linebacker Tremaine Edmunds was roughly even, even if the Bills came out slightly behind.

The Bills traded the 22nd and 65th (third-round) overall picks to the Ravens for the 16th and 154th (fifth-round) picks. According to the News' draft pick trading calculator, the Bills came out as slight losers in the trade, though not by a significant margin.

The Jimmy Johnson trade value chart said the Bills gave up the equivalent value of a sixth-round pick in the deal, which isn't much. The performance-based Harvard model agreed that the Bills gave up the value of a sixth-round pick, while the Football Perspective model said it was more like a fourth-rounder, which would make the trade more lopsided.

While the Bills overpaid in the trade up for Allen, especially with QB Josh Rosen still on the board, this appears to be a good trade – especially for a player as highly regarded as Edmunds, who could become the centerpiece of Sean McDermott's defense.

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