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Old 04-05-2009, 04:17 PM
Blitzwood Blitzwood is offline
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Default Trade up with the Bills?

I've been noticing a recent trend in some of the mocks lately.

It seems different mocks have the Bills(11) projected to draft Everette Brown or Connor Barwin as of late with their pick as they need to address their DE position and will most likely do it with their first rounder. The team is said to really like Connor Barwin and doesn't have a problem taking him at 11.

It also looks like B.J. Raji is slipping a little with recent reports surfacing about testing positive for marijuana at the combine. If this trend continues, there is a real chance he will be there when the Bills are on the clock.

This would be a great opportunity for us to trade up and snag one of the best DT's in the draft, however if the reports are true, he will have to enter the substance abuse program and would be subject to random drug tests for a period of time. This move obviously comes with significant risk if
carried through, but, he could be the final piece, so to speak, to finally make the playoffs and probably even advance.

We would have to include our 3rd rounder to make this work, but with our recent FA signings, I think we could justify losing a mid rounder to get the player that would really make a difference on our team.

Bills trade #11- B.J. Raji (1250)

Texans trade #15 & 77- Connor Barwin & Kraig Urbik OG (1050 & 205)

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Old 04-05-2009, 06:05 PM
James James is offline
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I'm certainly not opposed to that scenario . . .
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Old 04-05-2009, 06:24 PM
HPF Bob HPF Bob is offline
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Let's see...

Defensive lineman. Check.
Comes from an A.C.C. school. Check.
From a college that plays basketball better than football. Check.
As many vowels as consonants in his surname. Check.

Sounds like every other damn first-round pick we've ever had. Okay, let's draft him.
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:14 AM
Blitzwood Blitzwood is offline
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wow bob,

that's phenomenal insight........

great reason not to draft him............
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Old 04-06-2009, 04:46 PM
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After testing positive, I don't think it will be necessary to trade up to get Raji........Which I would not do anyway, especially with the 3rd as a kicker. No Way Jose!
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