BBD Assistant Editor: Ryan Talbot
On Thursday night, the Buffalo Bills did something out of the norm. They traded up.
In the team’s history, the Bills have only traded up two times from their first-round slot to get a player of their choosing. Both times, the move was for a Clemson wide receiver getting drafted. In 1982, Buffalo traded up for WR Perry Tuttle; in 2014, Sammy Watkins got the call.
Trading up is a dangerous gamble in the NFL, but this trade made sense on multiple levels.