Bills general manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott are known for wheeling and dealing in the NFL Draft and on day two, they continued that trend.
In a trade with the Oakland Raiders, Buffalo moved up from 40th to 38th to select Oklahoma’s Cody Ford.
In exchange for the 38th selection, the Bills sent the 40th pick of the 2nd round and the 158th overall selection in the 5th round back to the Raiders.
🚨 TRADE ALERT 🚨
We’ve received the 38th overall pick from the @Raiders for the 40th and 158th overall picks in the 2019 Draft. pic.twitter.com/IUF8usEdBe — Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) April 26, 2019
Ford met with the Bills during the NFL Combine in February and told reporters the interview with the team went well.
“We had a great conversation about the way I played. They liked the way I played, they liked the style, the physicality and things like that,” he said. “They said, ‘Where can we play you?’ And I was like, ‘Anywhere. I’m ready for whatever, honestly.'”
Along with his teammates, Ford was a part of a group that won Joe Moore Award as the best offensive line in college football last season.
A starting at right tackle all in his final year with the Sooners, according to the analytics website Pro Football Focus, Ford allowed six total pressure in more than 400 snaps.