Bills GM Doug Whaley mentioned on Thursday that trade talks with NFL teams are intensifying as the draft nears.
“It has definitely intensified,” Whaley said, via BuffaloBills.com.
According to Whaley, they are now focusing on a few teams who have they match up with in terms of compensation.
“What happens is you’ll narrow down your focus to some teams that you feel have the right compensation that works for what you’re thinking of doing, or what they’re thinking about doing, and you then put that singular focus on those teams and that’s why (the talk) intensifies,” he said.
Whaley added that there is more interest coming from teams drafting within the top 10 than from teams who are trying to up that far.
“Right now I would say just from our conversations that there’s more competition moving inside the top 10 than teams trying to get in the top 10,” said Whaley.
There has been reports for a few weeks now that the Bills could look to trade up for someone like Clemson WR Sammy Watkins. However, Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 in Buffalo reports that the team could end up drafting LSU WR Odell Beckham Jr at No. 9 overall.
For what it’s worth, we have the Bills remaining at No. 9 and selection Michigan OT Taylor Lewan in our final 2014 NFL Mock Draft.