ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – With no first round pick and very few glaring holes on the roster, the buzz around this year’s NFL draft is not terribly loud for Bills fans.
Buffalo’s first pick is scheduled to be the 50th overall selection, after trading their first round pick to Cleveland in the 2014 draft-day deal that brought Sammy Watkins to town. With the Bills also lacking a fourth round pick, the odds of them trading back into the first round this year are slim.
“Right now with the lack of ammunition, I would highly, highly doubt that we do,” said GM Doug Whaley. “We’d be more prone to listen to offers to move back from 50, and pick up some more picks. But, again, like I said, I will never say never.”
Because of that fact, the Bills’ scouting staff did not change their approach this year, just in case something pops up.
“We’ve looked at all the top guys just like we were having the number one pick. That’s how we’ll set up our board. We’ll say if we had the number one pick, we’d take this guy, and we’ll go all the way down to 50,” said Whaley.
Whaley said the Bills have a lot of flexibility in terms of which positions they could target this year. He talked about everything from offensive linemen to pass rushers, along with corners, safeties and tight ends.
The NFL Draft begins with the first round next Thursday, April 30th. If the Bills don’t trade up, their first pick would take place the following day.