Compensation update: Bills are trading a 1st-round pick, a 5th-round pick, a 6th-round pick and a 2021 4th-round pick for Vikings WR Stefon Diggs and a 2020 7th-round pick, source tells ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2020
Wow… the impossible (to some) has become possible…. Stefon Diggs has been traded and the Vikings got a 1st rounder this draft and a 4th rounder for next draft!
Just seeing this deal roll in now, I’m not going to complain about a 1st rounder… The Bills are set to pick #22. So, the Vikings will now have the #22 pick and the #25 pick in the upcoming draft.
The Vikings also save $5.5 million toward their 2020 cap, by making this move. Tom Pelissero (NFL Network) says the talks heated up in the last hour and that the Vikings had a few goals in mind, when selling off their best trade chip.
$14.5M— Minnesota Sports Fan (@realmnsportsfan) March 17, 2020
$5.5M – Total saved pic.twitter.com/1c3IWUAOIo
The Stefon Diggs trade talks heated up within the past hour. The #Vikings now have:— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 17, 2020
– Resources to fill other holes
– Flexibility in a draft that's deep on WRs
– Less drama
A good, young player gone, but they get a 1st-round pick (No. 22 overall) and more in return.
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan