Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/18/12

Cordy Glenn signed with the Bills, giving the team eight of its nine 2012 draft picks under contract.

Glenn played guard and tackle at Georgia, starting 50 games of the 53 in which he played. The Bills are planning to try him at tackle, where they haven't been able to replace Jason Peters since trading him to Philadelphia in 2010.

At 6-6, 345 pounds, scouts are stunned by Glenn's light feet and athletic ability. He doesn't always play to his elite skill level, but the Bills view him as a potentially elite blocker in the NFL based on his combination of height, bulk, long arms and footwork.

Chris Hairston, a fourth-round pick from Clemson in 2011 with similar size -- 6-6, 341 -- is currently listed first on the depth chart at left tackle. General manager Buddy Nix endorsed Hairston as more than capable before the draft, and Hairston started seven games last season.

"I'm going to make this clear, we think Chris Hairston can play left tackle for us and win," Nix said. "... we run a lot of empty sets with five blockers, if they bring six (quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick) better get it out quick or he’s going to get hit in the mouth.

"In this offense he’s got to get it out quick. But Chris Hairston, he may not be the prettiest foot athlete but he’s got so much length that he can protect the back side. We feel like he can do that.

Buffalo's quick-read passing attack should also be a good fit for Glenn. He's out of his stance on time and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick's speedy delivery helped him avoid sacks -- just 22 in 569 attempts last season and 24 (in 441 attempts) in 2010.

Third-round pick T.J. Graham is the Bills' lone unsigned draft pick.

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