DALLAS, Texas — They say everything's bigger in Texas, and that appears to be the case in Dallas. AT&T Stadium, the site of the NFL Draft and home of the Dallas Cowboys, is an absolute massive facility, perhaps setting the standard for the best and biggest in the NFL.
It’s fitting, since this could be the biggest draft for the Bills in decades, as they search for an answer to the all-important quarterback question.
The man in charge of that pressure-packed situation is doing it for the very first time as an NFL general manager. Brandon Beane, in his first full offseason running the show in Buffalo, was part of scouting and drafting for years as a personnel man for the Carolina Panthers, but it's a much different beast when it's you making the ultimate decision for the very first time—and one with as much riding on it as the Bills have this year.
“You think about it all the time, even when you don't think about it, because we're competitors. You want to win every pick. You want to feel like we got a steal in the first round. That's natural. Can't say it always happens that way. There's different things that have been in my head. I'm sure until it gets here, all you can do is be anxious. Do the work. I feel good about the work and if you do the work, generally it should fall in place,” said Beane.
Beane said it himself, one of the main jobs as a general manager is finding that franchise quarterback, and the Bills might have to trade up to do it. There’s a lot of talk about them moving up, swinging a deal to go from the 12th overall pick in the first round perhaps into the top five to land one of the big four quarterbacks in this year's draft.
Be sure to check back with Spectrum News for your draft coverage as Andy Young will be in Dallas, Jon Scott over at One Bills Drive, plus Greg Vorse and Kevin Carroll will have instant analysis for you on air and social media.