The Buffalo Bills will be linked to 2014 NFL Draft offensive tackle prospects on a routine basis over the next two-plus months, leading up to the first round on May 8, but if head coach Doug Marrone is to be believed, they're not considering a change at left tackle.
"When you look at left tackle, I find it hard to believe that we can bring in someone that may be better than Cordy Glenn, and the way he played for us this year," Marrone said on The John Murphy Show on Thursday evening. "We feel that he can get much better, so obviously we’re happy with him."
Bills GM Doug Whaley also expressed doubt that the team would move Glenn from left tackle in a Friday interview with team beat reporters (audio at WGR550.com).
"That’d be tough. Guy gave up one and a half sacks," Whaley said. "It’s hard enough to find one, and when you have one, it’d be tough to move a guy. I’m not gonna say never - I’ll never say never - but it would be a highly special situation to move him, in my opinion."
Names like Jake Matthews, Greg Robinson and even Taylor Lewan have been, and will continue to be, mocked to the Bills with their No. 9 overall pick, thanks largely to a perceived gaping hole at right tackle. Any of those prospects could conceivably play on the left side in Buffalo, as well, but at least initially, it's sounding like any rookie tackle would line up on the right side for Marrone and line coach Pat Morris.