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7-9, 3rd in AFC East

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Unless the Bills thought Patrick Mahomes or Deshaun Watson was going to be their QB of the future -- in which case they would have kept No. 10 -- this trade makes sense for Buffalo. The Bills have wide-ranging needs and now are in the drivers seat with two 2018 first-round picks. The extra third-round pick in 2017 is also a potential trade chip that Buffalo desperately needed.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Now 7 offensive players in the top 10. Bills move down 17 spots, add a third-rounder this year and a first-rounder next year. Can absolutely get CB help at 27. Great deal for Buffalo.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

In trading down from No. 10 to No. 27, the Bills also acquired a 2017 third round pick (91st overall) and 2018 first round pick from Kansas City. That's an ideal outcome for Buffalo, which is now building draft capital under new coach Sean McDermott. Obvious change in philosophy from 2014, when Bills gave up a 2015 first-round pick to move up five spots for WR Sammy Watkins.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills have traded down with Kansas City, hopping out of the No. 10 spot. Buffalo entered Draft with seven picks and wanted more. This could help them get more young talent. Deep draft makes it deal to have extra picks.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Bengals taking WR John Ross at No. 9, the table is set for CB Marshon Lattimore to drop to Buffalo at No. 10. Buffalo has its options of Lattimore and others, including TE O.J. Howard, DL Jonathan Allen and LB Reuben Foster.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Would the Bills take Jonathan Allen at No. 10 if he doesn't go to Cincinnati? With Kyle Williams turning 34 in June and entering the final season of his deal, Allen could be his replacement as an interior lineman for Sean McDermott's 4-3 defense. It's not one of the Bills' most immediate needs, but Allen is sliding.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers taking Christian McCaffrey at No. 8 means the Bills will have their pick of either O.J. Howard or Marshon Lattimore -- or both -- at No. 10. They could also attempt to trade down, or make the pick. LB Reuben Foster is another possibility.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Bills had their eyes on drafting a wide receiver at No. 10, their only realistic option at No. 10 is John Ross after the Titans selected Corey Davis fifth overall and the Chargers selected Mike Williams seventh overall. That could steer the Bills in direction of O.J. Howard, Marshon Lattimore or someone else, depending on how Nos. 8 and 9 fall.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

As the Bills' pick at No. 10 approaches, there are several potential fits still on the board, headlined by cornerback Marshon Lattimore. Him sliding to Buffalo would be an ideal mix of value and need for the Bills, but teams ahead of the Bills could use a cornerback too.

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5hAdam Schefter

NFL draft notes: Kelly redux in Buffalo?

According to a league source, Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly (yes, nephew of a certain Kelly) had planned a visit to the Bills before undergoing surgery on his wrist on April 10.

ESPN Staff  

Which player will the Bills take at No. 10? Here are the final projected picks from Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay, plus the players Louis Riddick and NFL Nation would select: Kiper – Haason Reddick, LB, Temple; McShay – Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama; Riddick – Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan; NFL Nation – O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have not been shy about trying to create a competitive market -- or at least the appearance of one -- for their No. 10 overall pick. The team published a story on its website Thursday titled, "Teams conducting healthy dialogue with the Bills about 10th pick," in which coach Sean McDermott says, "There are a lot of people trying to get into where we are, so we feel like we're in a good spot right now."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Right now, the top players that figure to be available for the Bills at No. 10 are LBs Reuben Foster and Haason Reddick, as well as WRs Mike Williams, Corey Davis and John Ross. It's also possible S Malik Hooker, CB Marshon Lattimore or TE O.J. Howard could still be on the board. All of those players fit areas of need for Buffalo; the question is what their internal evaluations yielded on each player. We won't know for sure until tonight.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Bills stick at No. 10, the only position that would surprise me would be pass rusher. Buffalo spent a first-round pick last spring on Shaq Lawson and also has 28-year old Jerry Hughes under contract for another three years. That makes a selection of Derek Barnett, Charles Harris or Takkarist McKinley unlikely.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Welcome to Draft Day. There are two main questions surrounding the Bills' No. 10 pick: (1) do they trade down and try to acquire more picks in what is considered a deep draft, or (2) do they stick at 10 and use it on a quarterback such as Mitchell Trubisky? With speculation ramping up that Trubisky could go No. 1 to the Browns, the Bills might not face that choice.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Look for the Bills to try to make Tyrod Taylor's life easier as the NFL draft kicks off on Thursday. Another passing-game weapon would help Taylor get the ball out faster and keep Buffalo's offense moving.

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2dPro Football Focus

Best mid-round prospect fit: Michael Roberts

Buffalo needs to find more weapons for its passing game, and considering the depth at tight end in this year's draft class, a mid-round option like Roberts could be a viable selection.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Updated look at Bills' draft picks: No. 10 (first round), No. 44 (second round), No. 75 (third round), No. 156 (fifth round), No. 163 (fifth round), No. 171 (fifth round) and No. 195 (sixth round).

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills will get the 163rd overall pick (fifth round) from Patriots by not matching Mike Gillislee's offer sheet, Buffalo announces. That gives Bills seven picks in this week's draft; they have no fourth-round pick (sent to Chicago in Reggie Ragland trade in 2016 draft) and three fifth round picks. Previously, Bills had league-low six picks in what experts consider a deep 2017 draft.

Team Stats

Passing Yards189.830th
Rushing Yards164.41st
Points For24.910th
Points Against23.6Tied-16th

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