For a team that has mastered going 6-10, the Buffalo Bills have actually done a pretty good job at plugging holes on their roster this offseason. ¶ The recent acquisition of Buffalo native Mike Williams via trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is another example of the Bills giving themselves flexibility heading into next month’s NFL Draft. ¶ While a wide receiver with the ninth overall pick remains a possibility, it’s not a necessity. ¶ The same is true of other positions on the roster. The Bills added two potential starters at linebacker in Keith Rivers and Brandon Spikes, a dependable veteran cornerback in Buffalo native Corey Graham and a likely starter at left guard in Chris Williams. The re-signing of tight end Scott Chandler also gives them flexibility at that position, as well. ¶ If you take General Manager Doug Whaley at his word – a risky proposition this time of year – the only position out of the running at No. 9 overall is quarterback. ¶ Figuring out a way to help the 28th-ranked passing offense figures to remain the top priority. It’s just a question of how that is best done. ¶ With the majority of difference-making free agents having found new homes, it’s time for The News’ third look at how the first round may play out May 8 at Radio City Music Hall.

1.Houston Texans. Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina. The rumors about the Texans being interested in moving down – possibly with the Bills coming up – says to me they’re not enamored with a quarterback at No. 1. If that’s the case, they’re best served grabbing a potential All-Pro.

2.Oakland Raiders (projected trade with St. Louis). Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M. The Raiders pay a big price – their 2015 first-round pick – to grab their franchise quarterback, the draft’s most exciting player. Side note: If the Bills were intent on moving up, the Rams would be a more likely trade partner – depending on whom the Texans take at first overall.