Buffalo, N.Y. (WGR 550) - On the most recent episode of the "Greenlight with Chris Long" podcast hosted by the former NFL defensive end, Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane said he had to basically reveal to Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke who he was (or least wasn't) intending on drafting if the two were to ultimately make a deal for the 25th overall selection in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft.
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Beane, when asked over the years, has said general managers rarely, if ever, reveal who they are moving up to select when negotiating draft night deals with other teams.
However, in this case, Beane said Baalke asked him, because the Jaguars had already moved down once and were targeting a specific player they wanted to make sure was still going to be available.
Beane also said he originally had a deal in place with New York Giants general manager and his former assistant general manager, Joe Schoen, to move from the Bills' scheduled pick at No. 27 to to the Giants' pick at 24.
Schoen, however, couldn't make the deal once the board fell a certain way, which led to Beane calling Baalke and the Jaguars.
Here's the full explanation from Beane:
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