Found August 30, 2012 on NFL Draft Zone:

I just finished watching the past three preseason games of the Buffalo Bills, and let me tell you Buffalo found a steal at pick 41 in the second round.  Glenn, the Riverdale, Georgia native has been extremely impressive in his first couple games in preseason. Glenn is tied for first all-time at UGA in career starts by an offensive lineman with 50 (tied with Clint Boling).  Buffalo fell in love with the 6’5, 348 pound physical specimen at the Senior Bowl earlier this year.  Buffalo’s wise general manager Buddy Nix, was infatuated with Glenn’s speed, agility, and versatility.

Glenn has been on Buffalo’s radar for awhile and they were thrilled he was there in round two after a run on tackles. Buffalo even sent out messages during the draft that they didn’t envision Glenn as a tackle.  Buddy Nix said in a press conference before the draft that they believed Glenn was a guard. While some teams viewed him as a guard, he’s a tackle in the Bills scouts eyes. He is nimble on his  feet and has a huge wingspan which have made him a candidate to start right away.

“I think football players are a lot like spouses; what looks good to one don’t look good to another. Obviously he looked good to us and I’m glad he didn’t look good to maybe some of the others.” – Buffalo Bills Head Scout Darrell Moody

In the first few preseason games, Cordy Glenn has been very impressive. You can see the former Bulldog has a mean streak that is needed in the NFL. Many Buffalo fans, were predicting that Cordy Glenn would be their pick at the number 10 spot in the first round, including WGR55 broadcaster Joe Buscaglia.  Glenn could be Buffalo’s escape from a decade long nightmare.

Buffalo has done a very good job at producing left tackles.  In 2004, the Bills signed a tight end Jason Peters from the University of Arkansas, who the offensive line coach Jim McNally fell in love with at the time. Peters registered far more knockdown blocks (61) than catches (21) in his last year of college. Peters spent a lot of time prior to the 2004 NFL Draft working specifically in O-line drills, commending himself as an offensive tackle for the NFL. Peters played the tight end position at 6’4 and 320 pounds at the University.

After a huge contract dispute where Peters wanted between $8 million and $11.5 million per season in a contract extension the Bills dealt him to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles acquired Peters from the Bills for the 28th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. The Eagles also sent a fourth-round pick (121st overall) in the 2009 Draft and a late conditional pick (6th round) in the 2010 NFL Draft.

After Buffalo was criticized badly for the move, they started a 7th round draft pick Demetress Bell out of Northwestern State (LA).  Last year after fighting injuries Bell was replaced by Chris Hairston a fourth round selection from Clemson University. Bell was expected to be re-signed but the Bills decided to move on once again.  Bell later signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as well, after Jason Peters was injured playing in a pick up basketball game earlier this year.

When the Bills drafted Cordy Glenn, they knew that he could come in right away and compete.  He has shown that he belongs in the starting line up, and has been very impressive so far this year.  With Chris Hairston now manning the right tackle position because of an injury that has Eric Pears on the bench, expect the Bills to run a lot on the left side.  Glenn is going to open holes, and will be the protector that Ryan Fitzpatrick and company have been looking for in Buffalo.

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