The phone calls are likely to pick up in the next 24-hours. NFL teams will be checking with each other to gauge their interest in making a move in the draft.
Bills Assistant GM Doug Whaley says moving up or down in the draft is a lot more complicated than deciding to move.
“Everybody says, ‘why don’t the Bills move down?’ Well, it takes two to move. And that’s something that you can never plan on and you can never predict,” Whaley said, in an appearance on The John Murphy Show.
“And some times, the phone is silent,” Whaley said. “Sometimes the phone is ringing off the hook. The way we go into it, is we always have a plan for picking the player, and we always have a plan for moving down, and how far we want to move down, before we get out of the range of a player who we think is going to upgrade us.”
Whaley said communication among teams will pick up in the next 24-hours. But most teams are not willing to show their cards to the other NFL clubs.
“They wouldn’t tell us what they want,” Whaley said, “but they would tell us more, ‘Hey, you’re ahead of us, we wouldn’t mind moving up. So contact us if you’re on the clock and you’re feeling that.’ Or, ‘Hey, we’re ahead of you guys and we wouldn’t mind moving down.’ They’re not going to sit there and say ‘we’re looking for this player or that player,’ but they will tell us if they have a feeling or propensity to move.”
The entire interview with Doug Whaley is available at Buffalobills.com\johnmurphyshow
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