Bills have a bounty of 2018 draft picks
Posted by Michael David Smith on August 12, 2017, 6:38 AM EDT

The Bills have a new G.M. in Brandon Beane and a new coach in Sean McDermott, and they have a clear plan for how to built their roster: Acquire extra picks, and build through the draft.

After trading down in the first round of this yearís draft and trading away Sammy Watkins and Ronald Darby yesterday, the Bills have more firepower in the 2018 draft than any other team: Buffalo has six picks in the first three rounds, including three of its own, the Chiefsí first-round pick, the Ramsí second-round pick and the Eaglesí third-round pick.

Thatís the same strategy the Browns used to build their roster, trading away assets to acquire extra picks. Itís too soon to tell whether thatís going to work for the Browns, but the Bills must think itís a winning philosophy in the long term.

Although the Bills say they arenít throwing in the towel on this season, their trades make clear that theyíre looking to build through the 2018 draft. Buffalo probably wonít be very good this year, but the Bills think theyíre going to add a lot of talent next year.