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I wonder if Beane is thinking about trading back into rd1 or beginning of rd2 for an edge rusher. Realistically with all these draft picks, there just isn't room on the roster for them to make the team.

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13 minutes ago, Protocal69 said:

Maybe we need to get a new MOD. This topic was closed. Please explain why

Please show me in these 32 pages the video I linked in this post PLEASE!

Thank you, no THANK YOU!

Add it then. It doesn’t need its own thread when numerous videos of his performances ARE here. 

 

Dry your eyes, sunshine.

 

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1 hour ago, MikeSpeed said:

What this move means to me is they are in win now mode. A WR in round 1 may take a couple of years to pan out. Diggs signals now is the time.

Although I probably would have gone edge in the 1st. But hey FA isn't over yet. 😁

of course we are

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Bills go from one of the worst wr groups in 2018, to one of the best in 2020. Diggs, brown, beasley and hopefully Duke can be a solid 4. Dang. Nice beane 

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40 minutes ago, GunnerBill said:

 

Unless they find a free agency solution I think it is nailed on they go pass rusher at #54. Could well see them go receiver in round 3 though and there will still be some good players there. 

 

Interesting. Let's see. Moving money about I can see. Not sure they need to throw a whole heap more at him. 

Eh.

 

Would still like to see them go after offense early. If they could get Jefferson or Aiyuk in the 2nd they'd be loaded at the position. 

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42 minutes ago, BruceVilanch said:

almost as much as it baffles me how every single player missed a block on that QB sweep. 

I will never understand that play. Never.  Have you ever heard any of the three “blockers” explain themselves?

50 minutes ago, GunnerBill said:

 

Unless they find a free agency solution I think it is nailed on they go pass rusher at #54.

I’m going to predict that they don’t stay at 54.

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Ok the genius of this move makes me feel a MILLION times better than losing Hopkins. He's got 3 years left on his contract, proven commodity, won't eat as much cap, and will be an instant #1 WR.

 

I don't care we lost the picks. I would have given that up for a proven WR. He's our polished NFL ready to go Ruggs for the next 3 years that guaranteed to be a great starter.

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21 minutes ago, Wayne Cubed said:

I wonder if Beane is thinking about trading back into rd1 or beginning of rd2 for an edge rusher. Realistically with all these draft picks, there just isn't room on the roster for them to make the team.

Who can we get in the second round or even if we move to the end of the 1st round ? 

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For a few reasons, Diggs has always reminded me a bit of Stevie Johnson. Only a Stevie Johnson with consistent route running that will be transferable to QBs beyond just Fitz. I really like this a lot. There are no more excuses this year. Another RB and an edge rusher and this team is actually very good. It’s all just going to come down to wether or not Allen takes that next step.

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Just now, Brianmoorman4jesus said:

For a few reasons, Diggs has always reminded me a bit of Stevie Johnson. Only a Stevie Johnson with consistent route running that will be transferable to QBs beyond just Fitz. I really like this a lot. There are no more excuses this year. Another RB and an edge rusher and this team is actually very good. It’s all just going to come down to wether or not Allen takes that next step.

To the eye he appears way faster than Stevie 

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4 minutes ago, Putin said:

Who can we get in the second round or even if we move to the end of the 1st round ? 

 

It's a fair question, I just know this class isn't very deep at Edge but there could be a run on WRs that see's an Edge rusher drop a bit. The value just might be there at the end of round 1/early round 2.

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This from Bill Barnwell on ESPN

 

Minnesota Vikings get: 2020 first-, fifth- and sixth-round picks, 2021 fourth-round pick
Buffalo Bills get: WR Stefon Diggs, 2020 seventh-round pick

Vikings grade: B
Bills grade: B

Bills general manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott have rightfully been lauded for building a selfless, winning culture over the past three seasons. The two former Panthers executives deserve plenty of credit for what they've done, but those plaudits generally ignored that the Bills nearly stepped on the land mine of 2019 with their attempt to trade for Antonio Brown. After signing Josh Norman earlier this offseason, the Bills are testing their culture's ability to absorb talent by trading for a player who was live-tweeting his desire to leave the Vikings on Monday.

In terms of the on-field fit, there are few players who make more sense for the Bills than Diggs. When you consider his toughness between the numbers and his ability to make plays downfield, he should be an ideal No. 1 wideout for Josh Allen, who had the highest off-target percentage of any quarterback in football last season and didn't do much throwing downfield. The only receivers who averaged more yards per route run in 2019 than Diggs were Michael Thomas and rookie Titans phenom A.J. Brown.

 

The Bills did just fine with John Brown and Cole Beasley as their top two wideouts in 2019, but the acquisition of Diggs pushes those two into more accurate roles as the second and third receivers. Buffalo suddenly has one of the best wide receiver groups in the league. The Bills were the league's seventh-most run-heavy offense in 2019, but after adding Diggs, I would expect them to throw the ball more frequently in 2020. With a solid offensive line and deep positional groups at wide receiver and tight end, Allen has everything he could ask for.

Diggs' contract is also team-friendly. The Bills will be acquiring the final four years of his extension, which have a total of $47.5 million remaining, none of which is presently guaranteed. I suspect he will start looking for a new deal as early as next offseason, especially if DeAndre Hopkins signs an extension with the Cardinals three years away from the end of his deal. The Bills should be able to get Diggs to play out the next two seasons for $23.5 million combined before looking at a new deal.

 

At the same time, I wonder whether the Bills and Diggs will turn out to be an amicable relationship. He was publicly frustrated by Kirk Cousins and the Vikings organization as a whole at different times over the past two seasons. Rumors of a possible Diggs trade have been circulating for more than a year, at times inspired by his missing practice. Diggs isn't Antonio Brown, and plenty of teams have taken on mercurial wideouts and reached new heights after taking that risk, but this move seems at odds with what the Bills have built. This is a worthwhile, logical risk for the Bills, but if they struggle on offense, Diggs is going to take the blame.

 

If the Vikings were going to move on from Diggs, this was probably the time to do so. This trade frees up $5.5 million in cap room for them to try to work on a long-term deal for safety Anthony Harris, who was unexpectedly retained with the franchise tag Monday morning. The Vikings now have two first-round picks (Nos. 22 and 25) and two third-round picks in what appears to be a deep class of wide receivers. They aren't going to pick somebody who will immediately be better than Diggs, but they are well-positioned to use one of their first-rounders or a second-rounder on a player who can step in as the No. 2 option behind Adam Thielen.

 

Furthermore, with the Vikings going heavy on two-tight-end sets and re-signing fullback C.J. Ham to an extension, I expect they'll go with more two-tight-end personnel in 2020 and use a second wideout less frequently than they would have with Diggs in the fold. I would argue that having Diggs on the field is better than having Ham or Irv Smith Jr., but if Mike Zimmer wants the Vikings to be a ball-control, run-first offense, it doesn't make a lot of sense for them team to pay two wideouts top-15 money. Given the public and private frustration Diggs expressed over the past two years, a fresh start probably made sense for both sides.

 

I can see the logic in this trade for both teams. The real losers of this trade, honestly, are the Texans. Diggs is an excellent player, and DeAndre Hopkins is a year older than his positional rival, but most onlookers would agree that Hopkins is a better player on the field and a less disruptive player off it. The Bills just sent the Vikings four picks, including a first-rounder, to acquire Diggs. Those picks are worth 21.9 points on Chase Stuart's draft value chart, which is something close to the eighth overall pick in a typical draft.

 

Meanwhile, the Texans netted a second-round pick from the Cardinals and swapped fourth-round selections. Even if we don't consider any time value for the Cardinals getting their fourth-round pick a year early, Houston came away with a pick in the middle of the second round for a better player and absorbed a player in David Johnson whose contract was $10 million or so underwater as part of the deal. If you thought the Odell Beckham Jr. deal was an outlier and the Texans would get a more realistic return for Hopkins, this trade proved otherwise.

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5 hours ago, ColeB said:


I don’t get it.  Diggs is very similar to Brown.  In one of the best drafts for WRs, they trade their 1st round pick for a copy of what they had?  
 

I suppose signing Devin Funchess to a huge contract is next, to get the big WR.

I think fast/quick WR who can get good separation are exactly the types of players that Allen needs. Big WRs with "large catch radii" like Funchess are a better fit for more accurate QBs who can really place the ball where the WR needs it, IMO.

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Expensive price to pay, a total of 4 draft picks, including a 1st. 

 

Diggs is a versatile, proven commodity with a favorable contract and in his prime. 

 

Its clear Buffalo is looking to make the jump this season and now not only has the best Wr corps in the AFC East, but in the NFL. 

 

Weapons seem to now be everywhere on offense with big play capabilities at every level. 

 

The only question mark I have is Josh Allen and if he's capable of making the step necessary to actually utilize what'sbeen bestowed upon him. 

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37 minutes ago, JM57 said:

Bills had three 5ths and two 6ths from the Teller and Bodine trades. Let's just say Beane moved the Cleveland picks to simplify it.

 

Buffalo sends #22, the Wyatt Teller picks (CLE's 2020 5th and 6th) and a 2021 4th

 

Buffalo gets Diggs and a 2020 7th

 

Projection guys think the Lawson signing could net Buffalo a 2021 4th compensatory pick also

 
It does. Not really matter what picks they had.  Each pick has value based on its slot.   You can’t just give them away because you acquired them by  trade.   I am not a gm.  But comparing the Hopkins trade to this one it seems like the bills were desperate.   Digs is 6 feet tall.   I was hoping for 6-3 or taller.  I’m a bills fan and hope this works out but my opinion is the compensation was too much.  

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Haven't read this whole post, a lot to give up, but the bills just improved their offense greatly.  Locker room issues, the one analyst on NFL Network just said "I never seen a locker room as tightly knit & a feeling of togetherness & family like the Bills locker room, McDermott really has created a great atmosphere."  

 

Got to pay to play boys.  No one likes giving up a 1st rounder, I think part of that is that it makes draft so less exciting but like a few posters said, your not getting a kid in the draft at 22 that is the caliber of Diggs.  

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40 minutes ago, Protocal69 said:

Maybe we need to get a new MOD. This topic was closed. Please explain why

Please show me in these 32 pages the video I linked in this post PLEASE!

I'm not sure.....did you fail to follow protocol?

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4 minutes ago, TwistofFate said:

Expensive price to pay, a total of 4 draft picks, including a 1st. 

 

Diggs is a versatile, proven commodity with a favorable contract and in his prime. 

 

Its clear Buffalo is looking to make the jump this season and now not only has the best Wr corps in the AFC East, but in the NFL. 

 

Weapons seem to now be everywhere on offense with big play capabilities at every level. 

 

The only question mark I have is Josh Allen and if he's capable of making the step necessary to actually utilize what'sbeen bestowed upon him. 

5th and 6th round picks are not a big cost...a 1st is expected and 4th is also not huge...

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3 minutes ago, TwistofFate said:

Expensive price to pay, a total of 4 draft picks, including a 1st. 

 

Diggs is a versatile, proven commodity with a favorable contract and in his prime. 

 

Its clear Buffalo is looking to make the jump this season and now not only has the best Wr corps in the AFC East, but in the NFL. 

 

Weapons seem to now be everywhere on offense with big play capabilities at every level. 

 

The only question mark I have is Josh Allen and if he's capable of making the step necessary to actually utilize what'sbeen bestowed upon him. 

 

I agree with everything but the price of Diggs. If that's what it costs to have the "best WR" corps in the AFC East that's the cost.

 

There is no free lunch and we now can see if Allen is starter material. He has a rough schedule but with this lineup we're ready to see him make a monster jump or not. If he does we have a great team for 15 years. That's always worth celebrating. Damn this is exciting...

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