It’s very likely the Bills will be little more than spectators tonight in the first round of the NFL Draft. And if GM Doug Whaley has his way, the team may wait even longer Friday night before making its’ first selection.
Whaley says the Bills would like to trade down from their spot in the second round (50th overall) and pick up some extra draft picks. And the Bills GM says he’s already discussed the possibility with other potential trade partners.
“We would like to go down from fifty and gain some more picks,” Whaley said in an appearance on The John Murphy Show. “Going up would be really tough. We don’t want you guys (media) sitting in this position next year and be bored.”
In his second draft as the Bills GM, Whaley says the Bills have reached out to other NFL clubs and let them know they are open for business.
“We’ll stack our board after tonight and we have a line where we say we can go down to this bar,” said. “We’ve contacted some teams already as part of the due diligence we do every year. We’ll get an idea of would they be willing to move up to where we are. We have the framework of, not a deal, but a framework of ‘all right-they’ll listen and we can call them,'”
The entire interview with GM Doug Whaley will air tonight at 7pm on The John Murphy Show.
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