Potential Bills draft day trades may not include these picks

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The Buffalo Bills are a team that’s had their name tossed out there very recently in regard to NFL draft day trade rumors.

Buffalo general manager Brandon Beane has not been shy about moving all around the draft board in his tenure with the team, however, the latest word is a very bold suggestion. The Bills are said to be interested in trading up in Round 1 with their target player being Clemson running back Travis Etienne.

But in order to do so, a new report suggests such moves might not involve future draft picks.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, teams are said to not be keen on trading future selections in 2022:

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What Rapoport is suggesting is this because of COVID-19.

In 2020, the NFL was not the only football affected by the virus. College football players, like the pros, had the option to opt out of playing.

Not only that, some NCAA players took part in a couple of games and then opted out. In terms of scouting, that naturally causes some difficulties, so while Beane might be interested in moving up, if Rap Sheet’s report holds true, he’ll be packaging picks from 2021 and not future ones. Something to keep in mind.

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