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What if we package our two 1st Round picks to move up for Roquan Smith? The LB from Georgia, imo, is one the ELITE players in this draft. He would be the QB of the defense for the next 10 years. He goes sideline to sideline, has great instincts, can cover, and is a tackling machine. He's a not often found type of LB who would make an immediate impact for this team. Our Luke Kuechley. Here is a nice little write up and I think most of us here watched him in the CFP if nothing else this year. Would you be on board with this move?

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2017/12/30/linebacker-roquan-smith-drives-georgias-defense/990880001/

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I will hunt Beane down and gut him like a fish!

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NEVER EVER trade up again unless it is for a QB......or unless you are in the 3rd round or beyond and giving up a 7th or something for a couple spots.

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We could just sit where we are, take another talented LB, and then have another 1st round pick to use on another talented player. 

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Misleading thread title, you're not the buffalo news no need for clickbait

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Fine with me but only if they obtain a relatively  young starting QB in FA/Trade like Cousins, and don’t love the Top QBs In this class. 

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9 minutes ago, H2o said:

He would be the QB of the defense for the next 10 years.

 

I hate the idea of trading up for a LB. I’m more concerned about who the QB of the offense would be.

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1 minute ago, YoloinOhio said:

Fine with me but only if they obtain a relatively  young starting QB in FA/Trade like Cousins, and don’t love the Top QBs In this class. 

^^^^This

with one caveat...he must be evaluated to be at the Keuchly level by the Bills

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so we don't have a QB but we trade up for a position player?  Whaley approves

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Would not surprise me at all and it would make 3 for 3 of the Pegulas' rookie GMs to be given a boatload of draft capital and promptly squander it.

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I think the Bills are very hot to draft a QB this year and this is a promising class. I think they like more than one guy and are prepared to move up. I don't think any of the teams ahead of Tampa Bay will be trading down and I think there will be more than one team looking to trade with them and probably for a QB - watch Arizona and maybe Washington. So it's possible that the QBs that the Bills most covet will not even be available. If that happens I could see the Bills moving up for Smith.

Of course everything has a price and I don't know just how desperate the Bills are to land their guy this year. And of course Cousins could change priorities on draft day. For example the jets are definitely upgrading the QB position this year. If they sign Cousins their spot may well be up for sale. Of course they wouldn't want to deal with us necessarily, especially if they had other suitors.

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8 minutes ago, Bray Wyatt said:

If we get cousins in FA then fine

 

On the contrary, I think, even more than his talent, that one of the most appealing things about signing Cousins is being able to use all of those five top-100 picks to fill out the rest of the roster. 

 

If we signed our QB, then we can afford to draft 5 of the BPA at HB/WR/OG/OT/DT/DE/LB/CB. 

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ONLY position to trade up for EVER is QB

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23 minutes ago, BuffaloBaumer said:

NEVER EVER trade up again unless it is for a QB......or unless you are in the 3rd round or beyond and giving up a 7th or something for a couple spots.

 

The Eagles just called.  Fletcher Cox says "how do you like me now?"

 

Clay Matthews is on line 2

 

18 minutes ago, kdiggz said:

so we don't have a QB but we trade up for a position player?  Whaley approves

 

I would expect if they did that, it would be because they acquired a top-tier QB through FA and had a developmental QB they like later on.

 

As far as the specific player, I don't watch enough college football to have an opinion, but if you get a game-changing guy who can "QB" your defense for years or be the lynchstone of your DL, it may be worth it.

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6 minutes ago, MAJBobby said:

ONLY position to trade up for EVER is QB

 

Cornelius Bennett says hello. Technically not a trade up but six of one and a half dozen of the other.

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41 minutes ago, H2o said:

What if we package our two 1st Round picks to move up for Roquan Smith? The LB from Georgia, imo, is one the ELITE players in this draft. He would be the QB of the defense for the next 10 years. He goes sideline to sideline, has great instincts, can cover, and is a tackling machine. He's a not often found type of LB who would make an immediate impact for this team. Our Luke Kuechley. Here is a nice little write up and I think most of us here watched him in the CFP if nothing else this year. Would you be on board with this move?

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2017/12/30/linebacker-roquan-smith-drives-georgias-defense/990880001/

Doug Whaley is that you?

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Why would you trade up for an LB? No way. Only trade up for Pass Rushers, QBs and, ONLY, if you are a piece away from an SB do you go up for a DB or WR....

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I'm against packaging our first two round draft picks for a QB, let alone a LB.   The mere concept gives me Sammy Watkins nightmares.

 

We have too many needs.  I don't want to use both picks on one guy.

 

(Then again, if we used two 1st round draft picks to get a 12+ year HOF signal caller, I'd change my tune).

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Have we not learned from the Sammy Watkins debacle?

 

Possibly the worst GM move that the Bills have made on draft day in decades.  

 

I do not want to package two firsts unless it's a QB.

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37 minutes ago, JohnBonhamRocks said:

 

On the contrary, I think, even more than his talent, that one of the most appealing things about signing Cousins is being able to use all of those five top-100 picks to fill out the rest of the roster. 

 

If we signed our QB, then we can afford to draft 5 of the BPA at HB/WR/OG/OT/DT/DE/LB/CB. 

 

I am not against that either, and agree with that method, but my point was more we better not be trading up unless we have solved our QB issue before, or we are trading up for a qb

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If we use our two 1st rounders and move up, and take... a LB... I'm "done with this team"

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