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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Report: Giants, Bills have ‘blueprint’ in place to swap draft picks

Dave Gettleman

The Buffalo Bills would love to land one of the top quarterback prospects in this year’s NFL Draft, but the four best may be off the board by the time they pick at No. 12. That could inspire them to try swinging a trade, and apparently they have already discussed that with the New York Giants.

Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com reports that the Giants, who currently hold the No. 2 overall pick, have a “blueprint in place” to swap picks with Buffalo.

Several people I’ve spoken with speculated that the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills likely have a blueprint in place for a trade that would allow the Bills to move up to the second spot in the draft. They also believe that the trade won’t happen until very late in the process, if it happens at all, as the Giants want to field further offers.

New Giants head coach Pat Shurmur has said he believes Eli Manning has multiple years left as an NFL starting quarterback, so it’s possible New York does not feel a sense of urgency to draft a QB. Recent reports have made it seem like they are leaning toward not drafting a QB, so the No. 2 overall pick could have a tremendous amount of trade value.

If the Giants choose to hang onto their pick, it’s probably because they’re set on drafting Saquon Barkley. Trading back to No. 12 would all but guarantee they cannot land the star running back.

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