With Josh Allen on the roster, the Bills aren't taking a quarterback early in this year's draft. That being said, their first-round pick just got a little more valuable after another QB became a part of the draft class.
Oklahoma's Heisman-winning Kyler Murray announced Monday that he's going to fully commit to football, bypassing pro baseball where he was selected 9th overall just last year by the Oakland A's.
So what's this have to do with the Bills, who obviously already have Josh Allen?
Murray's projected to go in the first round — bolstering the group of QBs that could be going on the draft's first night — with Murray joining Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins, Missouri's Drew Lock, and Duke's Daniel Jones. A group that large likely forces the hand of teams in need of a quarterback to trade up, which fits perfectly for the Bills.
Ten of the last 11 quarterbacks picked in the first round over the past three years have been acquired via a trade up, so odds are there will be suitors for that 9th overall pick.
General Manager Brandon Beane's shown he's not afraid to make a deal, especially on draft night.
Teams to keep an eye on that may be interested in moving up for a QB: Denver, Cincinnati, Miami, and Washington. Additionally, Oakland has three first round picks, and if they pass on a QB with their fourht overall pick, they could look to trade back up to the No. 9 slot.
Just another potential path for the Bills to explore over the next few months.