Inside The Bills

Whaley on making most of picks in 2014 draft

Posted by Chris Brown on May 7, 2014 – 10:37 am

Maximizing the talent an NFL club acquires in the draft is obviously a top priority. Hitting on as many picks as possible is every team’s goal. There has been a lot of chatter leading up to the draft about how more picks means a better chance of having more hits. One can also make the argument about how having higher picks can provide a better opportunity to hit on picks too. It’s an annual debate of quantity or quality. Bills GM Doug Whaley in a one-on-one interview set to appear on ‘The Buffalo Bills Draft Special’ presented by New Era tonight on WKBW-TV Channel 7 at 7 pm tonight addressed the Bills situation with just six picks in the 2014 draft.

Whaley was asked if he needs to hold onto the six picks they have to effectively cash in the way they want to in this draft.

“Some people would say yes and sometimes you have to lean towards no,” he said. “It’s going to be a case by case basis. If there’s somebody up there or out there that we have a chance to get and we have to surrender a pick, if we think in the long run that’s the guy who can help us build that foundation to get us over the hump we can do it. So you always want to have the flexibility either way. One thing I was always taught in this business was never be afraid to make a deal.”

See the full interview with Whaley, relive EJ Manuel’s 2013 draft experience with Buffalo’s starting QB and watch film of prospects with Bills Director of Player Personnel Jim Monos. It’s all tonight in a one hour special on WKBW-TV Channel 7 at 7 pm.


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