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Knowing what you know now, if you could go back and change one draft pick in the past 15 years, what would it be, and what player that was still on the board would you have taken?

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There are a ton that would suffice, usually surrounding the Bills picking a wash out when we could have had a superstar or franchise QB instead.

 

A few examples:  2008: We took Leodis McKelvin 11th, could have taken Joe Flacco instead.

 

2009:  we took Aaron Maybin 11th; could have had Clay Matthews.

 

2011: We took Fat Boy Dareus; could have had JJ Watt, AJ Green, Julio Jones, Mike Pouncey, etc...

 

There are massive, glaring errors made in every draft, which is why those who suggest amateurs should leave draft picking to the "professionals" are laughable.

 

It's also why you don't trade UP, you trade DOWN....quantity of picks trumps quality of picks, b/c these guys have no idea who will be good, great, or bust.

 

 

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Russell Wilson over TJ Graham in the 3rd.

 

actually not trading up for JP Losman and then taking Aaron Rodgers the next year.  That's the one.   

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whoever we took in the 5th round the year brady went in the 6th

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Just now, papazoid said:

whoever we took in the 5th round the year brady went in the 6th

not in the past 15 years...

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8 minutes ago, Soda Popinski said:

Russell Wilson over TJ Graham in the 3rd.

  

 

Agreed. Russell would have us in a very different place right now. 

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I'm actually more interested in Kirk Cousins over TJ Graham in 2012. Though Russ Wilson is certainly an answer I would endorse as well.

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11 minutes ago, papazoid said:

whoever we took in the 5th round the year brady went in the 6th

 

10 minutes ago, BuffaloHokie13 said:

not in the past 15 years...

I specifically said 15 years to avoid the obvious answer.

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Russell Wilson over Tj Graham

 

Antonio Brown over Danny Batten 

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20 minutes ago, The Real Buffalo Joe said:

Knowing what you know now, if you could go back and change one draft pick in the past 15 years, what would it be, and what player that was still on the board would you have taken?

 

Let's go back farther and draft Tom Brady instead of Leif Larsson.

 

Getting Roethlisberger at all costs

Not trading for Losman and drafting Aaron Rodgers

 

 

Clay Matthews instead of Maybin

JJ Watt over Dareus

Ngata > whitner

Dwight Freeney > Mike Williams

 

 

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Gronk instead or Troupe.... wait hes a d bag oh well still would have rather had him

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41 minutes ago, The Real Buffalo Joe said:

Knowing what you know now, if you could go back and change one draft pick in the past 15 years, what would it be, and what player that was still on the board would you have taken?

 

 

Drafting Gronk over Troup 

 

 

Also....literally ANYONE over Maybin

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Tj graham and draft Russell Wilson like I was sure they were doing when it happened

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Although I hate this 20/20 hindsight threads i will play.

 

Odell Beckham or Aaron Donald  instead of moving up .  That would have added a 1st and 4th the next year.

 

Unreal what an absurdly expensive bad trade Watkins turned out to be.

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Wasn’t this on the cover of Masochism Weekly just last month? 

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1 hour ago, Buffalo Barbarian said:

 

Let's go back farther and draft Tom Brady instead of Leif Larsson.

 

Getting Roethlisberger at all costs

Not trading for Losman and drafting Aaron Rodgers

 

 

Clay Matthews instead of Maybin

JJ Watt over Dareus

Ngata > whitner

Dwight Freeney > Mike Williams

 

 

Winner!

1 hour ago, Captain Hindsight said:

Ryan Succop (Mr. Irrelevant) over Maybin in 2011

Oh hindsight! 1st rounder < Mr. Irrelevant!

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1 hour ago, NewEra said:

Tj graham and draft Russell Wilson like I was sure they were doing when it happened

That has to be one of the defining moments of the drought.    

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2 hours ago, Soda Popinski said:

Russell Wilson over TJ Graham in the 3rd.

 

actually not trading up for JP Losman and then taking Aaron Rodgers the next year.  That's the one.   

The absolute best answer, my first thought and let's not forget John McCargo when we could have drafted Gronk

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2 hours ago, Fadingpain said:

It's also why you don't trade UP, you trade DOWN....quantity of picks trumps quality of picks, b/c these guys have no idea who will be good, great, or bust.

 

 

I agree in almost every scenario...unless there is a franchise QB available. 

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2 hours ago, Buffalo Barbarian said:

 

Let's go back farther and draft Tom Brady instead of Leif Larsson.

 

Getting Roethlisberger at all costs

Not trading for Losman and drafting Aaron Rodgers

 

 

Clay Matthews instead of Maybin

JJ Watt over Dareus

Ngata > whitner

Dwight Freeney > Mike Williams

 

 

yup!

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2 hours ago, Canadian Bills Fan said:

 

 

Drafting Gronk over Troup 

 

 

Also....literally ANYONE over Maybin

 

Even though he's a complete d0uche he would have been our d0uche 

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