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By Joe Buscaglia
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Bills top 20 talents: No. 7 - Cordy Glenn

When the Buffalo Bills selected the player who is number seven on the list of the team's top 20 talents, there was much debate about where he would best fit in. There wasn't any debate amongst the team, and they found themselves a day one starter that has become one of the most consistent offensive players in the organization.

As a reminder, the countdown accounts for overall skill level, their performance level on the field in games as well as projection of the future based on film study. With all things considered, it's hard to keep this player out of the top 10.

LT Cordy Glenn

Age: 24 (9/18/89)
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 345

Why he's here:
- Most draft analysts looked at Glenn's game, his experience at Georgia and declared that he would best at guard. However, the one thing that was vastly overlooked in that process was that Glenn not only had quick enough feet, but extremely long arms that made playing left tackle against speed rushers easier for him than some who are at more of a genetic disadvantage. Those two factors were not overlooked by the Bills, and they made him their starting left tackle almost straight away. Since then, they've been rewarded by a player that doesn't get beat all that often and is improving upon his game from his rookie to sophomore season. It was especially impressive in 2013 due to the poor play of the starting offensive lineman right beside him at left guard.

2014 outlook:
- Once again, Glenn resumes his role as the team's starting left tackle and might have a much easier time of it with an upgrade beside him in Chris Williams. Glenn plays within himself and never gets to a point on film where you feel as though he's lucky to have escaped without giving up a sack. As the Bills said last year, it's a very good thing when no one is talking about the starting left tackle. It was the case for Glenn, and they'll continue to give him that opportunity at the league's most high profile position on the offensive line.

Bills Top 20 Talents
20) TE Scott Chandler
19) CB Leodis McKelvin
18) QB EJ Manuel
17) DE Manny Lawson
16) LB Brandon Spikes
15) WR Mike Williams
14) CB Nickell Robey
13) C Eric Wood
12) HB Fred Jackson
11) DE Jerry Hughes
10) CB Stephon Gilmore
9) WR Robert Woods
8) S Aaron Williams
7) LT Cordy Glenn
6) ??? - Wednesday, July 16 - 8am

Twitter: @JoeBuscaglia

**Photo courtesy of The AP


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