By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist
No. 95: March 12, 2018 – The Bills trade Cordy Glenn, a first-round draft choice in 2018 (Billy Price), and a fifth-round draft choice in 2018 (Andrew Brown) to Cincinnati for a first-round draft choice in 2018 and a sixth-round draft choice in 2018 (Ray-Ray McCloud).
Everyone knew in the spring of 2018 that the Bills needed a quarterback. This figured to be the year to go get one, since there were several coming out of college that year. But Buffalo needed to figure out how to collect enough draft picks to make a deal possible.
General manager Brandon Beane opted to move Glenn in order to move up in the first round. Glenn had the Bills’ best blocker at times in his career. But he had a good-sized contract and been hurt in the previous two years. Dion Dawkins looked like he might be able to fill Glenn’s position, and the Bengals needed offensive line help badly.
Glenn started 13 games in Cincinnati in 2018. The Bengals’ top draft pick was part of the package that went to Tampa Bay for Josh Allen.
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