May 11, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills second round draft choice tackle Cordy Glenn (77) walks off the field during rookie mini camp at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE
A little more than a day after they signed top pick Stephon Gilmore to a fully guaranteed four-year, $12.1 million contract, the Buffalo Bills have just announced that second-round pick Cordy Glenn has signed his rookie contract, as well.
The No. 41 overall pick in last year's draft, Redskins defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins, signed a four-year deal worth $4.78 million with a signing bonus just under $2 million. Expect Glenn's deal to look remarkably similar to that contract, just as Gilmore's deal was a near-exact replica of the one Blaine Gabbert signed last year.
The 6'5", 343-pound Glenn was a four-year starter in the SEC at Georgia, and spent his senior season transitioning to left tackle, where he will play in Buffalo. Though some scouts expressed concern that Glenn has the required athleticism for the blind side, the Bills plan on letting him battle for the starting job there this summer.
Glenn will compete for that job with second-year pro Chris Hairston, who was a fourth-round pick of the team a little over a year ago. A highly versatile player, Glenn is also widely considered to have Pro Bowl potential as a guard, and could slide inside if he does not pan out as expected at tackle. As the Bills considered taking Glenn with the No. 10 overall pick, however, it's clear that they see him as the long-term left tackle prospect that they've been seeking since the trade of Jason Peters.
With Glenn now under contract, only one draft pick remains unsigned - third-round pick T.J. Graham, a wide receiver out of North Carolina State. With signings coming in quickly, however, Graham should be under contract in short order.