NFL Mock Draft 2018: Dane Brugler presents dream scenario for Buffalo Bills

The New York Jets will pick third in the NFL draft after trading with the Indianapolis

In the trade, the Jets swapped first-round picks with the Indianapolis Colts and sent the Colts two second-round picks this year and a second-round pick next year.

3 pick for the right package.

The other option for the Giants would be to trade back with one of multiple teams coveting a franchise quarterback in this draft.

On the other side of this deal, the Colts are presumably counting on Andrew Luck to return this coming season and had no need to draft one at No. 3.

Let's say the Jets have their sights on Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield, or Josh Rosen.

Colts general manager Chris Ballard said the teams had been discussing a potential trade since early in the week. What if, after all the draft picks the Bills have collected, the team still gets boxed out of drafting on of the best quarterback prospects in this class?

On March 17, the Jets, also eager to draft a quarterback, got in a preemptive strike on the Bills by trading ahead of the Browns to get the third pick from the Colts. And the New York Jets promptly emptied all chambers.

The trade of Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor to Cleveland and offensive tackle Cordy Glenn to Cincinnati had been agreed to in advance, so had the deals with five of the seven free agents signed by Buffalo. The Seattle Seahawks are suitors for Suh, as well. As you recall, the Bears grabbed Mitchell Trubisky past year, even after signing Mike Glennon away from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Jets also gave up four picks (although they were higher picks overall), and they moved up three spots.

It's called hedging your bet.

The Giants are in a position of power with the No. 2 overall pick.

Now that can all change if, for example, Cleveland eschews Darnold, but the Bills absolutely love him.

Those two teams have very different needs to the Colts too, so they could well snag Bradley Chubb or Quenton Nelson sixth overall, both of whom would fill a huge hole on the roster. However, if the Broncos offer their second-round pick, both of their third-round picks, and a future draft pick, the Giants would be stupid to not at least listen. It seems like that could happen (likely the Bills) in the near future. Surprise auditions could come from the New York Giants (second) or Miami Dolphins (11). Some of the blame can be shifted to Jerry Reese's magic draft board.

"We looked in free agency and we just didn't feel that we were at a point to where we wanted to add some of the guys at the price that they were at", Ballard said.

Seriously considering a drop from No. 2 to anything past No. 6 becomes risky business. That scenario works if and only if the Browns feel all three are rated equally. Then, after that year, the team is Josh Allen's for the taking. With this trade, the Bucs should now know that if they really want Chubb, their main move is to trade for either with Cleveland for the fourth pick or Denver for the fifth pick.


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