Bills targeted Carlos Hyde in 2nd

The Buffalo Bills traded for Bryce Brown on Saturday, but that deal may never have happened if the Bills had their way on the second night of the draft.

After trading down to take Cyrus Kouandjio with the 44th overall pick, the Bills tried to trade back into the second round, according to general manager Doug Whaley. Their target was the 55th pick -- held by the Cincinnati Bengals -- but the Bengals stuck with that selection and took LSU running back Jeremy Hill.

The Bills also made an effort to trade with the Miami Dolphins at 57, Whaley said, but the Dolphins instead swung a deal with the San Francisco 49ers, who selected running back Carlos Hyde.

"They got our guy," player personnel director Jim Monos said. "You win some, you lose some."

After missing on Hyde on Friday night, the Bills pulled the trigger on their deal for Brown on Saturday.

Trading back into the second round wasn't the only deal-that-wasn't for the Bills during the draft. Before trading up to No. 4 for Sammy Watkins, the Bills worked the phones with the Houston Texans for the No. 1 pick, but the Texans weren't interested in a trade, Monos said.