Inside The Bills

Bills not big on draft value chart

Posted by Chris Brown on February 24, 2011 – 11:27 pm

The Bills brass is a group that usually sticks to their convictions when it comes to draft day decisions. And when trade offers come up it’s not often that GM Buddy Nix consults the much publicized trade value chart.

Introduced by former NFL head coach Jimmy Johnson when he began coaching the Dallas Cowboys, the NFL draft trade value chart has become a common tool for all 32 teams in the league when assessing trade offers. Nix however, is not one that looks at it himself.

“We do look at it, but I don’t,” said Nix. “Somebody else does and tells me. Who knows whether it’s good or not. It’s probably a good thing to start with and then you decide what the value of the guy you’ve got and where you go with it.”

Nix has never been a big fan of moving up and down the draft board. But even he knows if the draft takes place prior to a free agency period there’s likely to be some wheeling and dealing draft weekend.

“It will certainly cause more movement,” he said.

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