Listening to Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew after the NFL draft, you have to believe he's pleased with the team's selection of defensive end Ziggy Ansah with the fifth pick in the first round. Not only did the Lions fill a massive need, they felt they got value. According to Mayhew, Ansah was rated third on the team's draft board. Still, that didn't stop Detroit from shopping the choice and attempting to move down a few spots. One call that was made was to the Buffalo Bills at No. 8 -- according to the team's official website -- but general manager Buddy Nix said the team had zero interest in the offer. "Not at all," Nix said. "You've got to give up too much to move up. We had guys that we thought would be there and had our favorite there so we weren't interested in moving up." Buffalo's target was E.J. Manuel, and they were able to land the former Florida State quarterback at No. 16 after a trade with the St. Louis Rams.
Before selecting Ziggy Ansah, Detroit Lions attempted to trade down with Buffalo Bills
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