Buffalo’s needs could lead to a windfall for the Colts.
The Bills have a plan for 2018 — and they haven’t been entirely subtle about it this offseason. After unloading Tyrod Taylor to the Browns (so sorry, Tyrod) and shipping tackle Cordy Glenn to the Bengals to move up from the 21st pick to the 12th, Buffalo is betting hard on a deep, but unpredictable class of college quarterbacks to lead the franchise into the future.
And that could be a boon for the Indianapolis Colts.
The Glenn trade leaves the Bills with the 12th and 22nd picks in the 2018 NFL Draft and a gaping hole behind center. The only quarterback currently under contract for the team is Nathan Peterman, a developmental prospect whose NFL career began as poorly as anyone’s ever has. While the 12th selection could be a spot to draft a prospect at the tail end of what should be a passer-heavy first round, packaging both those picks to a team with an established quarterback would be Buffalo’s key to the upper tier of rookie QBs.
It’s the kind of trade that would make sense for both teams, assuming the Colts are confident in Andrew Luck’s return from injury. According to the draft’s oft-cited trade value chart, the 12th and 22nd picks score a value of 1980, while Indianapolis’ third pick scores a 2200. Adding third-round picks in 2018 and 2019 (~116 points each) would make that a fair trade in the eyes of front office evaluators.
So it’s no surprise the Bills are already working to make it happen.
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