Buffalo Bills: 4 Non-QB First Round Draft Prospects

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We look at four non-quarterbacks the Buffalo Bills should consider, if they are unable to move up any further in the first round of the 2018 draft.

What if the Buffalo Bills decided to stand pat and utilize their bountiful picks? Make no bones about it, Brandon Beane and the team’s brass seem determined to land one of the “top five” quarterbacks (Sam DarnoldJosh AllenJosh Rosen, Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson) in the upcoming draft.

Jason LaCanfora, speaking to another general manager, recently reported:

"“Brandon is trying like hell to get up and get a quarterback…..I’m convinced he’ll trade up twice more if he has to.”"

The Bills have already moved up via the Cordy Glenn trade to Cincinnati; many experts have speculated this was just the first of more moves to catapult them into the top five of the draft.

Despite the abundance of picks, it’s not so simple to get there. When asked during the owners’ meetings, Beane explained:

"“I don’t know. That is complex. Because you would have to have an agreement in place with both teams in order to do something like that. You never say never. If you trade to your example, No.7, what if you get stuck there? Then what are you doing? What did you give up to do that? So you would have to know and have something prearranged to be able to do that.”"

Personally, I’m in the camp to stand pat. No question, it would make sense to trade up and get a franchise quarterback.

Unfortunately, for every Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers , there is a Ryan Leaf and Todd Marinovich.

Should the Bills draft a QB? Absolutely, but not at the cost is will take to slide into the top five.

It’s no secret Buffalo has other pressing needs to still address. I’ll look at four non-QB prospects where the Bills can improve immediately with their two first round picks.

(For the sake of the QB situation, if any of the top five, with the exception of Jackson, fall to the Bills at number 12, then Buffalo should take him).