26. Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills entered this year’s draft looking for help at the cornerback position, and even after trading down in the first round, give the team credit for drafting former LSU standout Tre’Davious White at No. 27. And if that wasn’t already considered a huge win for the Bills, the team also lucked out by landing an extra pick in the first round of next year’s draft courtesy of the trade with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Sure, Buffalo could have easily used the No. 10 pick to land another cornerback, but it’s tough to turn down a deal that will benefit the team in 2018 with the additional first-round pick. As for White’s impact as a rookie, there’s a reason why new head coach Sean McDermott was willing to risk trading down before acquiring the cornerback, and this seems like the type of move that will certainly benefit both parties.
As impressive as their first round was, the Bills didn’t stop there in the following round after trading up with the Los Angeles Rams to draft wide receiver Zay Jones at No. 37. For a player that was considered one of the most underrated players at his position from this year’s class, the addition of Jones was a strong move by Buffalo to provide Tyrod Taylor an effective weapon to work with in the passing game.