Trade with the Buffalo Bills
The deal: Buffalo trades No. 19 and No. 156 overall, plus next year’s 2nd round pick to Detroit for No. 16 and No. 236
In the prior scenario it was the Jets jumping up to beat the Bills to the punch on Paxton Lynch. This time the tables turn and the Bills make the preemptive strike. Should Lynch be off the board–and he probably should be–then this would be Buffalo making sure they get their pick of the No. 4 QB off the board, likely Connor Cook from Michigan State.
Rex Ryan is also not shy about believing his team can chase down the Patriots, who now face the prospect of four weeks sans Tom Brady. While Tyrod Taylor looked decent in 2015, it’s apparent the franchise doesn’t see him as the long-term solution.
I would keep Detroit’s projection of Ryan Kelly the same here, but just to break it up I’ll select Indiana OT Jason Spriggs at No. 19. He’s quite similar to Nate Solder as a prospect when the Patriots selected him 17th overall in 2011, and Solder has worked out pretty well in Quinn’s old haunt of New England. At 156, the name out of the hat is Louisiana Tech QB Jeff Driskel.
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