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Bills Want Andre Smith/ Quinn is unavailable


According to this Pro Football Talk article

Here is the entire article:

In the wake of trading Pro Bowl left offensive tackle Jason Peters to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Buffalo Bills are contemplating moving up from the No. 11 spot to try to acquire Alabama offensive tackle Andre Smith, according to Adam Caplan of Scout.com.

To do so, the Bills would likely need to work a deal to leapfrog the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals are reportedly very interested in the Outland Trophy award winner, too.

Smith, who has drawn heavy criticism for the way he has mishandled the draft process, remains a strong prospect based on his size, body of work against top competition and his potential upside if he matures.

There’s also a fair amount of risk involved with Smith, too, given his weight issues and questionable litany of decisions.

Smith drew increased scrutiny when he abruptly left the NFL Scouting Combine early without informing league and combine officials.

"I’m convinced and I think that most of the NFL is convinced that what we saw from Andre Smith at the combine was more about immaturity than about him being a bad kid," NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said during a conference call. "And he needs to grow up a little bit and take things a little bit more seriously and stay in shape."

This isn't really a surprise. The Bills need a starter and will likely have to trade up to get one. They know they can't get Eugene Monroe because they would have to start selling next years class as well. Andre Smith was the consensus best LT in the draft last winter. So, based off of game film, he was the best. Sounds like a starter to me and if he drops, there is one more trade scenario. I don't think he gets past Cincinatti.

Extra Story

Pro Football Talk Now Also Reports, that Brady Quin is unavailable to the Broncos.

Article:

The Cleveland Browns didn’t bite Thursday when the Denver Broncos called them about a potential trade for quarterback Brady Quinn.

Instead of exploring the "preliminary" inquiry, Browns team officials informed the Broncos that the former Notre Dame star isn’t available, according to Mary Cay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Will that stance change during the NFL Draft?

Per the report, this development doesn’t necessarily preclude the two teams from doing business during the draft.

The Broncos are reportedly extremely interested in USC quarterback Mark Sanchez and could try to hammer out a trade with the Browns if Sanchez is on the board at Cleveland’s No. 5 overall selection. The Browns may have interest of their own in Sanchez.

The Broncos certainly have the ammunition to move up, holding the 12th and 18th overall picks of the first round following the trade that sent Jay Cutler to the Chicago Bears.

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