By Brandon J. Koch
With the trade of linebacker Reggie Ragland, Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane are erasing former GM Doug Whaley’s draft history.
Currently on the Bills roster, there are only 9 players left from Whaley’s 2014-16 drafts.
2014: Preston Brown, Seantrel Henderson
2015: John Miller, Nick O’Leary
2016: Shaq Lawson, Adolphus Washington
Out of those 11 that were departed from the Bills, 6 of them have McDermott and Beane’s names written all over them.
Reggie Ragland: Traded to Kansas City
Cardale Jones: Traded to LA Chargers
Kolby Listenbee: waived in June
Ronald Darby: Traded to the Eagles
Sammy Watkins: Traded to LA Rams
Cyrus Kouandjio: Released in may
What the Bills got back from all these transactions?
Cornerback EJ Gaines, Wide Receiver Jordan Matthews, wide receiver Kaelin Clay, 2018 2nd round pick, 2018 3rd round pick, 2019 4th round pick, conditional 7th round pick and a 2019 7th round pick.
The message is plain and simple: this regime is furthering themselves away from the Doug Whaley era.
Update: On Saturday the Bills traded corner back Kevin Seymour to the Carolina Panthers for wide receiver Kaelin Clay and a 2019 7th round pick.
Then on Sunday, the Bills released running back Jonathan Williams.
Both of these releases came from the 2015 draft class. The Bills only have 6 players left from the Doug Whaley era.