Erie to enter bidding for 2018 draft

August 13, 2017

Erie to enter bidding for 2018 draft … NOT … But they could! With next year’s draft just 256 days away, the NFL has still not announced a site. However, the league has confirmed that Erie, PA is not under consideration at this time. Erie, though, just might be the most logical choice. Erie is halfway between Cleveland and Buffalo and, as of now, it appears that the Browns and Bills will be in position to dominate the early rounds. Indeed, both Cleveland and Buffalo both have 6 picks within the first three rounds, including an extra first rounder each. The Browns, for example, got Houston’s 2018 first rounder in a draft deal this past April, while they also have two extra picks – from Philadelphia and Houston – in the second round. For its part, Buffalo acquired Kansas City’s opening round pick in a 2017 draft day deal of its own and added two more premium picks in last week’s trades with the LA Rams and Philadelphia. The Bills acquired the Rams #2 pick next year in the trade that saw WR Sammy Watkins head west, while they added a  third rounder in the deal with the Eagles in which Buffalo sent CB Ronald Darby to Philly for WR Jordan Matthews. For the record, here is the list of traded future picks as we have them, as well as the updated listing of picks by team.