Where do Bills stand after trades?

May, 12, 2014
May 12
It was a furious three days of trading for Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley.

Including his trade with the Buccaneers last month, Whaley made six deals involving 2014 draft picks. Here's a recap:

Trade with Tampa Bay:
Bills received: Mike Williams
Bills gave up: 2014 sixth-round selection (No. 185; used to select Robert Herron)

Trade with Cleveland:
Bills received: 2014 first-round selection (No. 4; used to select Sammy Watkins)
Bills gave up: 2015 first-round selection; 2015 fourth-round selection

Trade with San Francisco:
Bills received: Conditional 2015 fourth-round selection (can become a 2015 third-round selection)
Bills gave up: Stevie Johnson

Trade with St. Louis:
Bills received: 2014 second-round selection (No. 44; used to select Cyrus Kouandjio); 2014 fifth-round selection (No. 153; used to select Cyril Richardson)
Bills gave up: 2014 second-round selection (No. 41; used to select Lamarcus Joyner)

Trade with Philadelphia:
Bills received: Bryce Brown; 2014 seventh-round selection (No. 237; used to select Seantrel Henderson)
Bills gave up: Conditional 2015 fourth-round selection (from San Francisco; can be deferred to 2016); 2014 seventh-round selection (No. 224; used to select Beau Allen)

Trade with Tampa Bay:
Bills received: 2014 seventh-round selection (No. 221; used to select Randell Johnson); 2015 fifth-round selection
Bills gave up: 2014 fifth-round selection (No. 149; used to select Kevin Pamphile)

Where does that leave the Bills for the 2015 draft? Because of the complicated nature of the Johnson and Brown trades, there are two different scenarios:

If Johnson meets certain statistical thresholds in San Francisco, the 49ers will send a 2015 third-round pick to the Bills. Because the Bills would not have a fourth-round selection to send to Philadelphia for Brown, the Eagles would instead receive a 2016 third- or fourth-round pick, based on how Brown performs with the Bills.

If Bills receive third-round choice from 49ers:
*2nd round (original selection)
*3rd round (original selection)
*3rd round (from San Francisco)
*5th round (original selection)
*5th round (from Tampa Bay)
*6th round (original selection)
*7th round (original selection)
*Bills would be without third- or fourth-round selection in 2016.

If Johnson does not meet certain statistical thresholds with the 49ers, then the Bills will receive only a 2015 fourth-round pick from the 49ers. That pick will then, in turn, be sent to the Eagles for Brown, leaving the Bills with the following picks for 2015:

If Bills receive fourth-round choice from 49ers:
*2nd round (original selection)
*3rd round (original selection)
*5th round (original selection)
*5th round (from Tampa Bay)
*6th round (original selection)
*7th round (original selection)
*Bills would have their full allotment of 2016 selections.

Mike Rodak

ESPN Buffalo Bills reporter



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