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Don’t see Bills making supplemental draft pick

Posted by Chris Brown on July 13, 2009 – 2:10 pm

The NFL’s supplemental draft is this Thursday (July 16th), but it would be surprising if the Bills forfeited a 2010 pick for one of the top three prospects available.

I don’t see the Bills participating for a couple of reasons. First, the top prospects are at positions where Buffalo currently has a surplus of talent. Kentucky DE Jeremy Jarmon, Texas Tech DE McKinner Dixon and Kansas St. WR Deon Murphy are at positions where the Bills are pretty well stocked.

In fact it wouldn’t be surprising if the Bills explore moving a receiver or DE at the close of the preseason provided everyone stays healthy because it’s unlikely they’ll be able to keep all of their talent at those respective positions, and most of it is NFL caliber.

Second, I don’t see the Bills participating in the supplemental draft because giving up a 2010 draft pick is almost sacrilege. It’s been a widely held opinion that the 2010 draft class might be one of the most talented in a generation. The depth of talent this coming spring is considered rare at a host of positions, so draft picks will be valued more than ever.

I anticipate that only teams that are in a go for it mode this year and need just a bit of young depth would take a chance on these players and likely would not do it with anything higher than a fifth rounder.

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