Trade Cordy Glenn
When the Bills moved up in the second round last season to draft Dion Dawkins, it had appeared the team had identified their future right tackle. However, Dawkins was a starter on the left side at Temple and once training camp started, we found out that was where he would stay in the pros.
Cordy Glenn fought through a foot/ankle injury during the season, beginning with missing time in training camp. Playing sporadically throughout the season, Glenn was ultimately placed on season-ending injured reserve, leaving the door open for Dawkins to take over the starting gig.
After Dawkins took over as the team’s left tackle, there was little to no drop-off. He came in and you didn’t hear his name often – which is good for an offensive lineman. His performance has allowed Glenn to become expendable and he could be lining up at tackle for another team next season.
Teams such as Cincinnati, Houston, Tampa Bay, the New York Giants and others are in the market for a tackle and may be willing to part with a pick to get him. It may be especially enticing to the Giants and Tampa Bay, two teams in the top 10, to include Glenn in a package to trade up.
The major issue with Glenn is his health. When he is healthy he is a top 10 left tackle in the NFL, but over years past he has not been able to stay on the field. His foot injury may keep him out into OTAs and, especially if draft picks are involved, that will decrease his value as teams will not know how healthy he is entering camp.
If the Bills can move on Glenn’s cap hit and look to the future, it could provide them the chance to improve the team in more areas once free agency hits. Glenn’s track record as a top tackle in the league can also help teams in search of an upgrade, especially several teams inside the top 10.
Potential trade partners: New York Giants, Cincinnati, Houston, Tampa Bay
Potential compensation: Fourth or fifth-round pick