The New York Giants are in prime position to pillage the future of the Buffalo Bills’ organization from a draft standpoint.
“Brandon is trying like hell to get up and get a quarterback,” a general manager told Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. “I’m convinced he’ll trade up twice more if he has to. It reminds me of (Eagles general manager) Howie (Roseman) a few years ago (when he was moving up to land Carson Wentz).”
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Bills’ general manager Brandon Beane is on the fast track to getting his choice of quarterback in the top five picks. The Broncos are at five, Browns at four, Jets at three, Giants at two and Browns again at one.
The consensus is that the Browns and Giants could be taking quarterbacks in the top two picks, and the Jets are a lock to select a signal caller at No. 3. This means the first three picks could all be quarterback, leaving the Bills with no choice but to move up into the top two.
A deal they could make with the Giants would be to offer their No. 12 overall pick and No. 22 overall pick. Buffalo has two picks in each of the first three rounds, so the Giants could gather a ton of value from trading back to no. 12. They could successfully add an additional first-round pick, a second-rounder and potentially a 2019 first rounder. Let’s throw in a third rounder to sweeten the pot as well. That’s a total haul of three first-round picks, a second and third-rounder… Yummy.
With this haul, they could potentially grab linebacker Raquon Smith or defensive end Marcus Davenport. The UT San Antonio DE would be a stellar replacement for Jason Pierre-Paul and set the stage for a dominant 2018 defensive line.
Now, the question is: Do the Giants stay put and drive up the price until the final second, or do they take a deal now?
Ideally, the Bills will not be able to move into the top three unless it’s with the Giants, which means New York can hold out until the final second to get the most out of the deal. This would be the best case scenario and allow them to gain the most picks possible.