The Bills were reported to be one of the teams that talked with the Browns about their No. 2 overall pick in the draft, which was traded to Philadelphia today (Wednesday). Buffalo GM Doug Whaley refuted that claim and laid out the timeline as to when they as a team begin making inquiries with other clubs about what may or may not be on the table during the NFL draft.
“It is true that we haven’t started making any calls yet,” said Whaley. “We will start that next week, beginning of next week. But I think with our history in the draft and in the league people know we are open to do anything.”
Whaley did say that it would be “more intriguing” for them to move back than move up in the round one knowing they’ve got to add numbers to their roster. Moving back if the right value isn’t there would provide the Bills presumably with more draft choices.
Buffalo’s Pro Personnel Director Rob Hanrahan will be the one reaching out to the other NFL clubs.
“He’ll have contact with all the pro people of the other teams and then we’ll reach out to them and try to just see who’s on the trading block, what teams are thinking about moving up, moving down, so when we’re getting closer to the pick, we can start anticipating some calls.”
Tags: 2016 NFL draft, Doug Whaley
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