Bryan Rose
Tuesday April 29th, 2014

Buffalo Bills may look to trade up, target Sammy Watkins Sammy Watkins is widely regarded as one of the top talents in a loaded class of receivers. (Rainier Ehrhardt/AP)

The Buffalo Bills may be dealing with the uncertainty of the potential sale of their franchise, but the on-field product is slowly improving.

Coming off a 6-10 year, the Bills hold the No. 9 overall selection in the 2014 draft and will need to trade up if they hope to secure one of the top prospects available. According to ESPN's Todd McShay, that's within the realm of possibility.

“I've heard from three league sources in the past week that the Bills are trying to trade up," McShay wrote in his latest mock draft. "If they do make a move, it'll likely be to land Clowney, Robinson or Watkins.”

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The Bills would need to move up a handful of spots to be in contention to draft the players on that list, including Sammy Watkins, who they're extremely intrigued by, according to WGR 550's Joe Buscaglia.

"The other name that McShay brings up as a potential trade-up target is interesting. Clemson’s Sammy Watkins is someone that the Bills seem to be enamored by, according to a league source. Based on that conversation, it wouldn’t be shocking at all for the Bills to move up to select Watkins if he gets past either Jacksonville (3) or Cleveland (4)."

Watkins performed well during his individual workout with the Bills and could be the franchise wide receiver they covet.

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