Sunday, May 11, 2014

Whaley: Bills' aggressiveness in draft tribute to Wilson


The Buffalo Bills boldly moved around a lot in the 2014 NFL Draft.

After trading up in the first round five spots to snag Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins Thursday night, the Bills dealt receiver Stevie Johnson before making an in-draft trade to reposition themselves on Day 2.

They then made two trades Saturday, involving both picks and the acquisition of Philadelphia Eagles running back Bryce Brown.

"It was really quite a tribute to Mr. [Ralph] Wilson I felt by the aggressive nature that we talked about going in to this weekend, that we wanted to be aggressive and we wanted to be bold," Bills general manager Doug Whaley said, via

"We made five trades in the last three days to really change the complexion of our organization and our roster moving forward."

In full, the Bills drafted seven players and acquired another -- essentially at seven different positions -- through the whole process.

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