Bills Move Up in First Round by Trading Cordy Glenn to Bengals

  • Bills Move Up in First Round by Trading Cordy Glenn to Bengals

Bills Move Up in First Round by Trading Cordy Glenn to Bengals

They dealt Tyrod Taylor to the Browns for a third-round pick on March 9.

The teams also swapped middle round picks, with the Bengals taking Buffalo's fifth-round pick and the Bills dropping back to the Bengals pick in the sixth round.

Buffalo also will drop 29 spots on day three of the draft. ESPN's Dan Graziano reports that the Bills will send their first 5th round pick (158 overall) to Cincinnati for the Bengals' 6th rounder (187 overall).

Glenn struggled to stay on the field in 2017, making only five starts due to a nagging ankle injury. With Dawkins productivity this year and with him having the much cheaper contract, Glenn was more than likely on his way out.

The Bengals are getting an arguably top 15 or top 10 tackle in the league, when healthy.

Not only were the Bills open to trading Cordy Glenn, they were successful at it.

One year after letting two key offensive linemen walk in free agency, it looks like the Bengals have finally chose to bring in some extra protection for Andy Dalton, and they're paying a hefty price to do it. Glenn provides them a major improvement. The reason why the Bills and the Giants are linked here is because of a past relationship, and a perceived willingness to move down.

No NFL team had ever traded out of a top five pick to a position in the first round outside the top 20 picks. They are still too low to get someone like Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen, but could be in a position to get a quarterback like Baker Mayfield or Josh Allen.

This trade shows that the Bills are building something big for next season.

Cincinnati lost Kevin Zeitler and Andrew Whitworth in free agency last offseason, and Cincinnati failed to adequately replace them.

Brandon Ray is a Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage and covers the Buffalo Bills.