I just deleted my two paragraphs of analysis of who I think the Bills should take with the #10, so lets try this again. I have read many posts and analysis about the Bills and their #10 pick. I have changed my mind several times over the past month, but I've finally cemented my choice. My rationale comes from a couple of things. Depth of current Bills roster, Depth of positions in the draft, Current Bills needs and my own player research. In my opinion, the top needs for the Bills right now (in no particular order) are WR, OLB, CB and LT.
But before I disclose my choice, let me just say this. I am not a fan in any way of the current Bills receiving corp behind Johnson and also think that a CB like Kirkpatrick or Gilmore would be an awesome addition to our secondary. Up until now, I have been on the Floyd bandwagon because I'd like to see our 1st pick be a player that can come in and make an impact from day 1. Similar to how Dareus, Sheppard and Williams contributed. I feel that Floyd, Kirkpatrick, Gilmore and Ingram have the best chance of doing this. I'm not a fan of drafting for depth in the first round. Or the second for that matter. I actually suprised myself with this pick, but after further research and analysis, I would be very comfortable and excited if we got him. And I think he fits the profile of a Nix type player. Some will consider this a reach, but like one other poster said, aside from DeCastro everyone at #10 this year is going to be a reach!! So I know the suspense is killing you, but here it is. He's 6'6" 345lbs. He played all last season at Left Tackle for the Georgia Bulldogs. That's right. CORDY GLENN.
He is an absolute monstrosity of a man. He has no significant previous injuries, a great character and work ethic. He defies physics with his uncanny athleticism. He ran an unbelievable 4.96 40yard (official) and a 1.76 10-yard split. He has 36" arms and still benched 225lbs 31 times. He started all 14 games for the Bulldogs last year at Left Tackle. In my opinion, overall, he faced the toughest competition of any LT prospects, last year. Boise St., South Carolina, Ole Miss, Florida, Auburn, and Georgia Tech. He gave up one sack in the SEC championship against the #2 Defense in the country, LSU. And played against, Michigan State in the Outback Bowl.
The principle concern with Glenn is that he doesn't have a very explosive first step. Well, I would encourage you to watch some tape on this guy and see what you think. One of the things that I really noticed about him, was his overall improvement from the first game of the season against Boise St. where he gave up a couple of sack to McClellin to the SEC champioship game against LSU. In the LSU game, he went up against ALL-SEC and ALL- American sophmore Sam Montgomery. He gave up 1 sack all game. Overall, he man-handled him. He even road-graded Brockers a couple of times on run plays. The best block of all, though, is against probable second round selection CB named Ron Brooks. Ron Brooks runs a 4.37 40 yard and Glenn somehow gets out of his stance in time to block him. You have to check out the video. It happens at the 5:53 mark. Some project him as a Guard. I'm not so sure. He looks and plays like an NFL Left Tackle to me.
What furthers my argument for Glenn is that none of the other Tackle prospects that may be found in later rounds really did anything for me. Probable 2nd and 3rd rounders Mitchell Schwartz and Bobbie Massie have promise but dont seem to have the athleticism, strength and versatility that Glenn has shown. I feel that the WR class and CB classes are deeper than the Tackles in this draft. Glenn in the 1st would still give us the flexibilty and opportunity to get Cornerback Josh Robinson in the second and Brian Quick in the 3rd. Or take Alshon Jeffery in the 2nd and cornerback Boykin or Brooks in the 3rd. Regardless, of who we picked after Glenn, I just feel their are more options rather than going all in on Floyd in the 1st and then the Bills chasing their tail for a Cornerback and Left Tackle in the remaining rounds.
What do you think???