Jay Glazer gets the scoop:
The Eagles have acquired Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters from the Bills for the 28th overall pick in next week's draft, FOXSports.com has learned.
Buffalo will also receive a second-day pick in this year's draft, as well as a late-round pick in the 2010 draft.
What does this mean? Well, for our mock draft, and for several other mocks, people aren't necessarily going OT for the Philadelphia Eagles. But, with Philly giving up their 28th pick, it throws a monkey wrench into our community mock draft, which saw JasonB take RB Donald Brown. I can see Mocking Dan tearing out his hair as I type this.
With Philly's #28 in Buffalo's possession, this changes some draft strategy. Buffalo could go the same route as JasonB did and select Brown. Marshawn Lynch is suspended for the first three games this season, and his future in Buffalo is in doubt. Brown is a big, physical back who has good quickness. However, if Buffalo did this, they'd still have a massive hole along the left side of their o-line. BrianG explains:
The Bills will have nine draft picks heading into next weekend's NFL Draft. It's a good thing, too - the Bills now have glaring holes at both left tackle and left guard (the team released OG Derrick Dockery prior to the free agent signing period). This is a huge weight off of the organization's shoulders, as the front office and coaching staff can now adequately begin formulating a draft strategy that doesn't factor in a potential trade. They do, however, now have a lot of work to do.
Buffalo has the 11th and 28th overall picks in the draft, and it is VERY possible the Bills could shift their focus from finding a pass rusher with their 11th pick to finding someone who can keep their QB upright. In our mock, we have Aaron Maybin going to Buffalo with Michael Oher still on the board. That strategy MAY change with Peters now in an Eagles uniform.
Overall, it seems like a good trade for both teams. We mock drafters will now return to our holes and mutter curses to the Bills and Eagles for making this trade THIS LATE in the process.