Courtesy: US Presswire
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - With the ninth pick in the second round of the NFL draft (41st overall) the Buffalo Bills selected OT Cordy Glenn out of the University of Georgia.
Glenn considered coming out after his junior season but decided to return for his senior year. He switched positions in his senior year. He played guard, but then he switched positions to left tackle.
"I am happy," Glenn said in a conference call with the Buffalo media. "One, I get to play left tackle and two, Buffalo is one of my favorite teams."
The Bills were happy that Glenn was still on the board in the second round. "His agent called me before we went down for the draft at about six o'clock and said, "I knew you liked this guy. And whoever gets him, he is going to make these other guys pay." I really do think it motivated him. He was embarrassed by it. He thought he was a top-10 pick," Bills GM Buddy Nix told the media.
Glenn is 6'5, 345 pounds. He had hoped to be drafted in the first round, instead he is the Bills second round choice. "I wish I could have got off early but I am just happy to be picked now. It is a big honor."
Bills head coach Chan Gailey is impressed by more than just Glenn's size, "If he walks in the door, it will be obvious to everybody how big this man is," said Gailey. "I think he has just tapped his potential at left tackle. I think that is maybe why people thought guard because they were not sure of where he could go. In our evaluation we think he can go a long way at left tackle."
Glenn is ready to play any position in Buffalo, but is ready for the challenge at left tackle. "I am just going to go there and try out the vibe. I'll help out at whatever they need me to play, honestly."
Bills scout Darrell Moody was impressed by how much Glenn improved at left tackle throughout the season "As you watched the season progress he got better and better. You could see a tremendous amount of improvement every week. He's got tremendous size. He's got length and he's got good foot quickness."
Former Bills defensive end Phil Hansen announced the pick for the Bills.