After watching the Bills move up two slots in round three to land speed WR T.J. Graham, you have to believe the offensive tackle they would’ve considered in Round 1, who was still on the board in Round 2 was someone they wanted to move up to secure as well. But Buffalo was forced to sit and wait with no chance to climb the board at the start of day 2.
“I don’t even think we had the opportunity. We didn’t call anybody and we don’t do that much. We jumped out there bold that last time and moved up two spots and gave up a seventh rounder. We’re riverboat gamblers,” Nix quipped.
Fortunately for Buffalo the picks fell right with only Cal’s Mitchell Schwartz the only offensive tackle coming off the board in round two prior to Glenn.
“Shocked he was there,” said Nix.
Buffalo in a way started the run on offensive tackles in round two. Stanford’s Jonathan Martin went to Miami with the very next pick at 42, followed by Illinois’ Jeff Allen two picks after that. Ohio State’s Mike Adams and Iowa State’s Kelechi Osemele went later in the round.
“It’s kind of the way drafts go,” said Nix. “Once you open the dam… if I remember right, didn’t they draft three tackles in a row after we took him? Same way with corners. It’s like they forget about them and then somebody takes one and you go, ‘Uh oh, we better get us one.’ That’s kind of what happened.”
Tags: 2012 NFL draft, Buddy Nix, Cordy Glenn, T.J. Graham
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