Well, we’ve got more 2014 NFL Draft rumors Wednesday afternoon. With just more than 24 hours to go before the event kicks off, the Buffalo Bills are reportedly trying desperately to trade up.
Mike Florio reports that the Bills are “burning up the phone lines” to try and work out a deal that would get them to No. 1 or No. 2. Buffalo currently holds the ninth overall pick.
The Bills are believed to be trying to either grab South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney to bookend him with Mario Williams, or Auburn tackle Greg Robinson to shore up their shaky offensive line. Both the Houston Texans (who have the No. 1 pick) and the St. Louis Rams (who own the second pick) are looking to trade down, so Buffalo may be able to move up.
Clowney would fit perfectly in defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz’s 4-3 defense, and would give the Bills one of the best defensive lines in football. With Clowney, Mario Williams, Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus up front, Buffalo’s defensive front would be downright scary.
Meanwhile, Robinson would give the Bills an incredible talent along an offensive line that could certainly some help.
In order to move up, the Bills would likely have to surrender a big package of picks, especially since the Atlanta Falcons are also trying to move up. The competition to jump up and secure one of the elite talents in this year’s draft is sure to heat up as the event approaches on Thursday night.