NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock is still wrapping up his reviews of each NFL club’s draft haul last week. He just gave the following synopsis on Buffalo’s draft class.
Appearing on the Rich Eisen podcast, Mayock was encouraged by the talent the Bills collected with their nine picks, and is apparently a big fan of Tank Carder.
“Buffalo takes [Stephon] Gilmore and I thought they might go [Luke] Kuechly or Mark Barron, but they were both gone at that point,” he said. ”They take the longest corner in the draft who might end up having to cover tight ends going forward in New England. I really like the two offensive linemen, a position of need. Cordy Glenn can play right tackle or inside, Zebrie Sanders is a left tackle that slid a little bit just because of a lack of consistency, not because of a lack talent. Tank Carder, he is one of the more instinctive inside linebackers in the draft; Dave Wannstedt will love him. Even though he is only a fifth-round pick, he’ll get everybody lined up, he’ll be the first guy in the building, he’ll play all four special teams. He’s just a good guy to have around.”
A lot of the so called draft experts don’t believe Glenn can be a left tackle, but after starting 18 games at left tackle in the SEC Buffalo’s personnel department is convinced.
“Hell no he’s not a guard,” said Bills GM Buddy Nix of Glenn. ”He started 50 games and the last 16 were at left tackle. We put it out there and tried to spread the rumor that he was a guard to hope somebody wouldn’t take him.”
Tags: 2012 NFL draft, Buddy Nix, Cordy Glenn, Mike Mayock
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