Eagles trade Jordan Matthews, pick to Bills for CB

Buffalo Bills Depth Chart After Trading for Jordan Matthews

The Buffalo Bills announced two big trades on Friday, both of which involved swapping cornerbacks and receivers with NFC teams.

So, the Bills swapped CB Ronald Darby, WR Sammy Watkins and a 2018 6th-round pick for WR Jordan Matthews, the Eagles' 2018 3rd-round pick, CB EJ Gaines and the Rams' 2018 2nd-round pick.

The Bills now have a pair of first, second and third-round picks in the 2018 draft. Buffalo will now have two picks in each of the first three rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft.

The 2017 season will be the Bills' first under first-year general manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott. In the final year of his rookie contract, Matthews will be eager to get on the same page as new quarterback Tyrod Taylor, but with Andre Holmes, Anquan Boldin and rookie Zay Jones now representing his top competitors for targets, the 25-year-old should like his chances of finally topping the 1,000-yard mark.

That's a pretty nice value for the Bills, getting a rental on Matthews and getting the third round pick, but that wasn't the only trade they made.

Darby is listed at 5-foot-11, 193 pounds. And their last one, Josh Reynolds, is a rookie who is still quite raw. Past year at this time, from where the group was, it would have been hard to do. Join the Inside the Iggles team!

Gaines had become expendable for the Rams after the offseason signings of cornerbacks Kayvon Webster and Nickell Robey-Coleman. Something has got to give, and it's got to be Matthews playing on the perimeter.

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Matthews has been a highly productive player since being selected 42nd overall in 2014. In his three years with the Bills, the former Clemson product has hauled in 153 passes for 2,459 yards and 17 touchdowns. But as they say, football is a business. It was telling that he chose not to aggressively pursue a new contract with Matthews.

The best wide receiver to ever play for Vanderbilt is on the move, as Jordan Matthews is headed to the Buffalo Bills. Boldin, too, who after racking up 24 red-zone targets with Detroit previous year, is in position to continue to be a goal-line beast while adding more work between the 20's.

Nelson Agholor enjoyed a strong spring manning the slot in Matthews' absence.

But Matthews' departure will still leave a void.

Darby automatically adds more depth to a secondary that was projected to start 2016 seventh-round pick Jalen Mills and veteran journeyman Patrick Robinson at cornerback. (Brooks, coming off a ruptured quad tendon, injured his hamstring Thursday in the preseason opener against the Green Bay Packers).

Not coincidentally, Jim Schwartz was the defensive coordinator in Buffalo for Darby's rookie season. I'll tell you right now, he ran away from people at the Senior Bowl.

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