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Casserly on Bills trade down options

Posted by Chris Brown on April 24, 2013 – 4:25 pm

Former NFL GM Charley Casserly, now an analyst on NFL Network will be a featured guest on the Bills Draft Show set to air tonight on WKBW-TV Channel 7 in Buffalo tonight at 7 pm and presented by New Era. Casserly assessed trade down options for the Bills from their pick at eight overall in round one.

“You’ve got to have a trade partner to do it with,” said Casserly. “We don’t know until Buffalo gets on the clock and who is available and who is not. If (Oklahoma OT) Lane Johnson is there he’s a guy that people would trade for. At cornerback (Alabama’s) Dee Milliner is a guy that should be gone by the time the Bills pick, if he’s there teams will be interested in trading for him. Those are a couple of scenarios that could happen that could dictate some trade calls for the Bills.”

Other potential scenarios could include West Virginia WR Tavon Austin, who is considered one of the biggest home-run threats in the entire draft class. Teams could be eager to move up to land Austin as well.

Be sure to tune into the one-hour Bills Draft Show special on WKBW-TV Channel 7 tonight at 7pm, presented by New Era.

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Casserly on Cordy Glenn

Posted by Chris Brown on April 12, 2012 – 7:05 am

As we profiled just how tight the caliber of talent is in the mid-first round of this year’s draft class on the home page of, we mentioned OT/G Cordy Glenn, who is the subject of debate by NFL clubs. Some teams see him as a right tackle/guard while others believe he proved in 2011 at Georgia that he has a future at left tackle. Former NFL GM Charley Casserly offered the following on Glenn to as far as him projecting to left tackle is concerned.

“There are a lot of guys that play in this league that aren’t as good as him that are playing left tackle,” said Casserly. “In a perfect world I play him at right tackle. If you want to line him up at left you see what he can do.”

Knowing Buffalo’s need for a left tackle Glenn is considered an option for the Bills at 10, and though there’s debate as to whether or not Glenn is a true left tackle prospect Casserly brings up a very good point as his talents apply to Buffalo. 

“A lot of what the Bills did last year offensively that ball got out of there pretty quick,” said Casserly. “And with that in mind you can play with a left tackle that may not be a premiere one.”

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Casserly on Mario impact

Posted by Chris Brown on April 10, 2012 – 8:25 am

NFL Network analyst and former NFL GM Charley Casserly took us back to the 2006 draft in today’s home page story to paint a picture as to just how much pressure and resistance Mario Williams was facing from the city of Houston after the Texans made him the first pick in the draft that year. Casserly was the GM of the Texans at the time and made the pick. He also shared how he sees Williams faring in Buffalo’s defense this fall.

“First of all you’ll get great effort. You’ll get 100 percent out of him. That isn’t going to be an issue,” Casserly told “Teams are going to build their offensive blocking schemes around him so that should free up opportunities for other players,”  “I think he’s going to play hard and he can play the run well, which was a major problem with the Bills, stopping people running the football. They’ve got to stop the run.

“Once they stop the run and get teams in more passing situations that’s when their pass rushers can be more productive. I think you’ll get a guy in Mario that offenses will build their game plan around and that will help everyone else. Their run defense will be improved and he’s a guy that’s capable of getting double-digit sacks for you every year.”

Obviously Williams is a pass rusher that opponents will game plan for. The good news is Buffalo has two defensive tackles capable of pushing the pocket and winning one-on-one matchups more often than not, and they have other veterans ends they’ll be able to throw at the offense in Merriman, Kelsay and Anderson. It’s hard to think it won’t be a pick your poison defense when the opposing team has to pass.

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