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Bills had a high grade on Khalil Shakir, and he could back up multiple spots

The Buffalo Bills traded away their fourth-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft in order to move up in the first round for cornerback Kaiir Elam. Luckily for general manager Brandon Beane, the player he wanted when his fourth-round selection spot came around was still available when he found a trade partner in the fifth round.

“When we got to our [original] pick [in the fourth round that we traded]—I always look at start kicking myself when I see who we could have got—[Shakir] is who we would have picked,” said Beane multiple times following the April NFL Draft.