This upcoming draft, the Bills will once again pick in the top 10. This is a sight that fans have gotten used to over the years, but none the less, here the Bills are.
Rumors have been surrounding the Bills all off-season, indicating that they have interest to trade up in this years draft. I mean, why would you not? This draft has the once in a generation prospect Jadeveon Clowney, and a truly elite receiving prospect in Sammy Watkins. With that being said, as much as there is to gain from a move in the draft, there is fall too much to lose.
Learn From The Past
Remember when RG3 came out, and teams were dying over him. Here you had the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, and a guy who could do it all. He had the arm, and the legs to make many dynamic plays. The team that couldn't resist the lure of RG3, was the Washington Redskins. They made the move to get him at number two overall, and at first, it seemed like they made the right move. RG3 turned the Redskins into a playoff team, and the future was bright for Washington. However, last year, RG3 went down with an injury, and the Redskins season went down the train. Not only did their season go down hill, but because of the trade a year earlier, they lost their first round pick for this years draft, which happens to be the second overall pick in this years draft. The price the Bills would have to pay to move up from number nine in this years draft, would be roughly the same. The Bills have a lot of pieces in place to make the jump this year to the next level, but if they don't they shouldn't have to worry about not having their first round pick in next years draft.
Clowney is the prized possession in this years draft.
Your Guy Will Be There
This years draft class, has a lot of talent, and there is no disputing that. Even though that talent may be worth the jump, it's not. Sure, at number nine, the Bills will not be getting Clowney, and probably not even Watkins. The Bills will still have plenty of players to choose from when their team is on the clock. Some of which may be Jake Matthews, or Mike Evans, which is why the Bills should just stay put at number nine. If for some reason the guy they don't want is there, they can always trade back for more picks, and a solid player.
So, with that being said, the Bills need to stay put at number nine, and take the best player available when it's time for them to make their pick.