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

The Buffalo Bills have pulled off another trade, sending offensive tackle Cordy Glenn to the Cincinnati Bengals. They are positioning themselves closer to the top of the 2018 NFL Draft, now within striking distance of being able to draft one of the top quarterbacks in the class.

Glenn has been a Bills starter since his rookie season in 2012. The Bills will also acquire the Bengals sixth-round pick and the Bengals receive a fifth. It limits the team's options in free agency, but shores up the team's biggest issue. Glenn spent most of last on the sidelines with a nagging foot injury. The Bills now own the 12th and 22nd pick in the first round this year.

The Bengals drafted a pair of tackles in the 2015 NFL Draft in first-rounder Cedric Ogbuehi and second-rounder Jake Fisher.

Of course, this trade could turn into a disaster for the Bengals if Glenn doesn't return to his pre-2016 form. Many thought the Bengals may use their 12th overall pick on a tackle, or an offensive lineman of some sort at the very least.

Cincinnati lost Kevin Zeitler and Andrew Whitworth in free agency last offseason, and Cincinnati failed to adequately replace them. This could put them in position to move further up in the first round to possibly land their next franchise quarterback. Buffalo also traded their starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor on Friday to the Cleveland Browns. 21 and 22) were worth only enough to move to No. 7 under a conventional draft trade value chart. The 28-year-old still has three years left on his five-year, $60 million deal that runs through the 2020 season.

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