Brandt: It's all in the pre-draft game
Feigning interest in a prospect just to goose the trade market? Gil Brandt says it's par for the course this time of year. **More ...**
The Bills' official website reported Friday that the team will be holding a private workout for Smith. We believe that the public interest in Smith shown by the Kansas City Chiefs and Jacksonville Jaguars are just smokescreens. They are examples of teams at the top of the 2013 NFL Draft order feigning interest to inspire other teams to potentially trade up.
No one is trading up that high for Smith, but perhaps the Bills really could take him at No. 8. Tarvaris Jackson currently sits atop the quarterback depth chart. No team in the NFL has to take a quarterback more than the Bills, which is never a position you want to be in. It's more likely that the Bills will take that quarterback in the second round, but grabbing Smith would not be that big of a shock.