Buffalo Represents Trade Partner, But Also Competition
The other day, I went through a number of trade scenarios for the Vikings first round pick and I never once mentioned the Buffalo Bills who currently own the 10th overall pick.
It appears that may have been an oversight.
Charley Casserly reported via Twitter that the Bills “would like to” package the 10th pick with their second rounder to trade up and grab left tackle Matt Kalil.
This could represent an interesting twist in the Vikings first round fate.
On one hand, the Bills could represent an attractive trade partner for the Vikings if they were really willing to part ways with Kalil. Buffalo would have to give up a lot more than their second rounder to move up to the three spot, but they may just covet Kalil enough to make Rick Spielman that offer he cannot refuse. Any deal, of course, would still keep the Vikings in the top ten but would also likely drop them out of contention for one of the three players they admittedly covet.
Conversely, the Bills rumored interest in Kalil should plant some fear into Spielman’s mind. If the Vikings trade back, they may risk losing out on Kalil completely if the Bills can find another trade partner slated ahead of the Vikings new position. If Spielman covets Kalil above all other players, then the Bills just put a warning shot across the bow.
Soon, very soon actually, we will find out exactly how this will play out.