The newest Bills: Cordy Glenn and T.J. Graham - VIDEOS
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • April 28, 2012 @ 9:57am
After selecting Stephon Gilmore 10th overall on Thursday, the Buffalo Bills filled two more needs on Friday, adding offensive lineman Cordy Glenn from Georgia in the second round and trading up for wide receiver T.J. Graham from North Carolina State.
Glenn, a dark-horse in the speculation for Buffalo’s first round pick, slid to the ninth pick of the second round—he’s easily Buddy Nix’s best value pick of the draft so far. The 6’5, 346 pound behemoth ranked 14th overall on ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.‘s “Big Board,” and Glenn’s versatility to play both guard and tackle certainly doesn’t hurt.
Here are some highlight clips of Glenn:
Even though he was ranked as the 18th best receiver in this draft class by Scouts, Inc. and was expected to be drafted on Saturday (rounds 4-7), the 5’11 speedster Graham essentially replaces the traits that departed Roscoe Parrish brought to the Buffalo offense. Plus, was listed by Scouts as the #3 receiver in the draft in terms of “big-play ability,” and Chan Gailey’s offense needs a complement to steady Stevie Johnson and David Nelson.
While 40-yard dash times vary, the Wolfpack standout clocked a 4.41, landing him in the top 10 of receiver prospects. Rumblings on Twitter and blogs suggest that assuming Graham is a slot receiver only may be unfair, and Graham’s gifts as a kick returner should bring additional value and potential to produce in year one.
Here are some highlight clips of Graham: