The Bills entered the draft needing two offensive tackles. One of them needed to start on the left side. They wound up waiting until the second round to take their man, Cordy Glenn, with the 41st overall pick. If Glenn is as good as the Bills believe he is, he might just be the last piece they need to make the playoffs.
Analysts were split on whether the 6-foot-5 behemoth would play tackle or guard at the next level. The Bills were not.
"Hell no, the guy's not a guard," Bills general manager Buddy Nix said, via The Buffalo News. "He started 50 games, the last 16 as a left tackle."
"The thing that stands out right off the bat is size," Bills coach Chan Gailey told the newspaper. "His wingspan is so huge. I think he has just tapped his potential at left tackle. In our evaluation, we think he can go a long way at left tackle."
So, yeah. He's not playing guard. We'd be stunned if he isn't protecting Ryan Fitzpatrick's blind side in Week 1. Buffalo's offensive line made serious strides in 2011, especially in the running game. But it has long lacked a reliable left tackle.