The Buffalo Bills continue locking up their rookie draft class after signing offensive tackle Cordy Glenn, their second-round pick.
Drafted 41st overall out of Georgia, Glenn is being given the opportunity to compete for the starting job at left tackle after Buffalo lost Demetress Bell in free agency this offseason.
Glenn is listed at 6-foot-6 and 345 pounds, and had 50 starts in 53 career games with the Bulldogs. He’s one of three offensive linemen the Bills selected in last month’s draft.
Glenn was the ultimate utility player for Georgia on the offensive line as he made appearances at both the guard and tackle spots during his time with the Bulldogs. Some feel his best position will eventually be at guard or, possibly, right tackle, but his experience playing at multiple spots gives him a shot to make it into the Bills starting rotation earlier than most.
Glenn was the first Georgia player taken in this year’s NFL Draft. Fellow lineman, Ben Jones (Houston Texans) and Justin Anderson (Indianapolis Colts) were taken in the fourth and seventh-rounds respectively.
As for Glenn’s ability to play left tackle, the Bill’s brass aren’t worried—they pegged him to be that guy from day one—they saw enough of him at Georgia to feel confident that he can get the job done.
…”You know, the guy has good feet for a guy his size,” Nix said. “He’s got so much length, though. His arms are almost 36 inches, 35 7/8 inches [long] or something, I mean huge wingspan. You’ve got a long way to run around him. He’s got some work to do as far as, he gets top-heavy a little bit, but the guy got better and better from the first two games of the year, he just kept getting better all the way through the year.”