Friday, April 23, 2010
Report: Bills trying to land 33rd pick
Everybody figured breaking up the draft into three days, including a night for teams to reset their draft boards in between the first and second rounds, would stimulate more trade action.
Teams would see a player they really want still available and make a move to get him.
The Buffalo Bills are one of those teams, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Schefter reports the Bills and Cleveland Browns have contacted the St. Louis Rams about Friday night's first selection, the 33rd overall.
On Thursday night, Schefter reported the Bills wanted to draft Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, but the Denver Broncos swooped in and drafted him in the 25th slot.
Bills general manager Buddy Nix told the team's Web site there was no interest in trading up for Tebow.
"I love Tim Tebow," Nix said. "We spent a lot of time with him, and he's a great kid, and he's going to do well, but he was never in our plans. We never intended to move up to take him. I will admit we tried to move up, but it wasn’t to take Tim. It was another player, and he was gone. So we didn't."
Either way, the Bills still need a quarterback, and two big names are there for the picking: Notre Dame's Jimmy Clausen and Texas' Colt McCoy.