Will Cordy Glenn help the Bengals offensive line protect Andy Dalton better this season?
The team sure hopes so or they wouldn’t have acquired him from the Buffalo Bills via trade prior to the NFL draft.
Pro Football Focus seems to think they are onto something as the site named Glenn one of the 20 players most likely to have an immediate impact on his new team in the NFL this fall.
Prior to his injury-riddled 2017 campaign, Glenn earned 82.0-plus overall grades with the Buffalo Bills for four consecutive years (2013-16), including a career-high 85.3 mark in 2015. He ranked 12th among qualifying offensive tackles in pass-blocking efficiency (96.3) in 2015.
Glenn’s acquisition served multiple purposes for the Bengals.
Not only did it fill a need at left tackle, it also allowed them to use their first-round pick in the draft on another offensive lineman, Ohio State center Billy Price.
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After going into last season with two unproven options to fill two slots at offensive tackle, the Bengals enter 2018 able to feel good about one spot while watching Bobby Hart, Cedric Ogbuehi and Jake Fisher battle for the other one.