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[BN] Blitz newsletter: What could the Bills gain from trading out of the top 10?

Holding the No. 9 pick in the coming NFL draft, the Bills find themselves in the top 10 for the third year in a row. After trading back at the 2017 draft, Buffalo was aggressive in moving up last year for Josh.

"In what scenario do you believe the Bills move up or down in the draft right now?" reader Paul Catalano asks beat writer Jay Skurski in this week's Bills mailbag.

Jay: I could see a scenario that’s the reverse of what happened last year, when the Bills traded away a starter and the 21st pick in the draft for the No. 12 pick with Cincinnati. That made it easier for them to get in position to draft Allen by moving up again to No. 7. I could also see the Bills interested in a move like the Colts made, picking up three second-round picks to move down three spots with the Jets – a trade that looks like it could benefit both teams. Obviously, the ninth pick likely won’t fetch that much, but there’s no doubt the Bills are in a good spot for possibly trading down. With the quarterback-needy Broncos (Joe Flacco is not the answer) right behind them, other teams could want to make sure they leapfrog Denver to get their guy. That puts the Bills in a good spot. Beane saying at the Senior Bowl the team “doesn’t have to be” in the top 10 is his way of saying “we’re open for business. Call us.”

"If they have a desire to trade down and an acceptable offer on the table, which player(s) still on the board do you think would change their minds, if any?" Joseph Spinelli inquires.

Jay: As for Joseph’s question, which is a good one, it’s early, but my answer would be Nick Bosa or Quinnen Williams. I think the odds of either being there at No. 9 are close to zero, so I’m not banking on that scenario unfolding. If an acceptable trade offer to move down is made, I think the Bills take it.

Tre' White brings Goalie Academy to Louisiana: Trading down in 2017 led to the Bills acquiring a potential star cornerback — and a self-proclaimed goaltending expert. "The greatest hockey player in Louisiana history," dropped the puck at a Shreveport Mudbugs game on Saturday night.

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One-on-One Coverage: Vic Carucci tracked down Mark Kelso to talk about the former Bills safety and radio broadcaster's new career managing a NASCAR team.

Tight end optionsWith the Friday release of Charles Clay, the Bills will have more flexibility to decide how to handle the position going forward. Jay Skurski analyzes the free agent class.

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