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If the Bills want a stud DT , they may need to trade up."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections NewsNotesOpinionAnalysisDiscussionPodcastNFL DraftSalary CapNFL DraftOpinionBuffalo Bills NFL Draft Coverage2019 NFL Draft: What would a Buffalo Bills’ trade-up with the Jacksonville Jaguars cost?New,13commentsIf the Bills want a stud DT, they may need to trade up.EDTShareTweetShareShare2019 NFL Draft: What would a Buffalo Bills’ trade-up with the Jacksonville Jaguars cost?The Jacksonville Jaguars are inserting Nick Foles at quarterback and looking to hit reset on their offense after a disappointing 2018. The 2019 NFL Draft could present them with an opportunity to move down if a quarterback or defensive line-needy team wants to take a slipping player.For the Buffalo Bills, if the Jaguars represent a chance to move up and take a generational defensive player like Ed Oliver or Quinnen Williams, it wouldn’t take all that much and Jacksonville could still add one of the top targets on their board by moving down a couple spots. Only the Detroit Lions separate the Bills and Jags, but Detroit is also in the market for a defensive lineman and other teams below Buffalo could theoretically be in the mix, too.What would a Bills/Jaguars trade look like?Jimmy Johnson Trade ValueAccording to the old Jimmy Johnson draft-value chart, Jacksonville’s pick is worth 1500 points. Buffalo’s pick is worth 1350 points, so the equivalent of a low third-round pick is needed to move up. Buffalo doesn’t have one of those, so they give up their high third rounder and get something back later.Bills get 7 and 98 overall = 1608 pointsJaguars get 9, 74, and 131= 1611 pointsModern Trade ValueIf you’re looking at newer draft charts, it gets more palatable and more complicated. SB Nation’s Rich Hill used a lot of data analysis to come up with this draft trade chart last year. In this scenario, the Jags’ pick is worth 425.50 points. A swap of late-round picks is also thrown in to balance it out.Buffalo gets 7, 98, and 109 overall = 492.69 pointsJaguars get 9, 74, 112 , and 131 overall = 496.62 pointsOpportunity CostOf course, Buffalo isn’t bidding in a vacuum. The Jaguars will have other suitors.Buffalo sending a third-round pick for Jacksonville to move down two spots and still get one of the top players on their board is appealing, but I’m not sure if it moves the needle enough to make them bite. If the Miami Dolphins, sitting at 13, offer first- and second-round picks at the same time or Washington at 15, it’s going to be an interesting discussion on the value of slots 8-15 on Jacksonville’s draft board.If they are looking for an offensive tackle, that Miami/Washington trade is probably the way Jacksonville will go. They can nab a top tackle prospect and an extra second rounder or more. But that’s all out of Buffalo’s control. They could assume the team they are trading against is going quarterback and roll the dice with the Lions. If they want to secure number 7, they will probably have to pony up. They might be able to swing one of Jacksonville’s third rounders in a return.Buffalo gets 7 and 98 overallJags get 9 and 40 overall For the first time since Week 2, the Buffalo Bills (1-3) return to New Era Field, welcoming the Tennessee Titans (3-1) for a 1 p.m. Eastern clash Sunday afternoon. This game has huge implications for the Bills, who bring an 0-2 record against AFC foes into the contest. Falling to 0-3 against a team with playoff aspirations such as the Titans would mean the Bills would have lost all three AFC games against potential playoff teams: the Baltimore Ravens, Los Angeles Chargers, and the Titans. Which version of Brian Daboll’s offense will show up, the one that relied on quick passes and got the ground game going early in a 27-6 win over the Minnesota Vikings? Or the one that dialed up a ton of deep passes and failed to get into any kind of rhythm in a 22-0 shutout loss to the Green Bay Packers? Pro Bowl RB LeSean McCoy should be close to 100 percent healthy. Look for Daboll to get Shady involved early and often against the Titans. Defensively, with both Micah Hyde and Rafael Bush listed as questionable, the Bills will be precariously thin at safety, which could prove problematic against an improved Titans passing game, directed by Marcus Mariota. Mariota , who threw for 330 yards and two touchdowns while adding 46 yards and one TD on the ground in a 26-23 overtime win over the Philadelphia Eagles, is rounding into form and seems to have found a new threat in second-year wideout Corey Davis (nine catches 161 receiving yards in the win over the Eagles). This will be the 46th meeting between these teams. The Titans lead the all-time series 28-17. The last time the Bills hosted the Titans, Tennessee rallied for a 35-34 win on Oct. 21, 2012 as Matt Hasselbeck connected with Nate Washington on the game-winning touchdown with 1:03 remaining.The last time the Bills won, it was a 14-13 triumph on Oct. 11, 2015. In that game, Tyrod Taylor engineered one of the few fourth-quarter comebacks of his Buffalo career, hitting Chris Hogan for a two-yard touchdown strike with 4:25 remaining to put the Bills on top for good.Here’s how to watch the game from home:TV ScheduleDate: Sunday, October 7, 2018Time: 1 p.m. EasternChannel: The game will be carried locally on CBS on WIVB 4 in Buffalo, WROC 8 in Rochester, WTVH 5 in Syracuse and Utica, WRGB 6 in Utica and Albany, WCWN3 in Albany, WENY 36-2 in Elmira, and WBNG 12 in Binghamton and Elmira. View the broadcast map.Announcers: Spero Dedes (play-by-play) and Adam Archuleta (analyst). Location: New Era Field | Orchard Park, NYRadio: WGR 550AM (Buffalo), WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM (Rochester) , Fan 590 AM (Toronto), WTKW 99.5 FM and WKTV 105.5 FM (Syracuse), and the rest of the Buffalo Bills Radio Network.Radio Play-by-Play: John Murphy and Mark Kelso in the booth with sideline reporter Sal Capaccio.Online: NFL Game Pass, NFL.com Game CenterFriday Injury Report: Buffalo Bills: Full participant: TE Charles Clay (ankle), DE Shaq Lawson (hamstring), RB Marcus Murphy (rib). Did not practice: S Rafael Bush (shoulder), S Micah Hyde (groin). Game day status: Questionable: Bush, Clay, Hyde. Tennessee Titans: Full participant: Corey Davis (illness), RB David Fluellen (groin), QB Blaine Gabbert (concussion), T Dennis Kelly (illness), QB Marcus Mariota (right elbow). Did not practice: S Kenny Vaccaro (elbow), LB Wesley Woodyard (shoulder). Game day status: Questionable: Kelley. Out: Vaccaro, Woodyard.