By Budd Bailey
Cordy Glenn of the Bills
Taken in Round 2 in 2012
The next pick: Offensive tackle Jonathan Martin is remember as the subject of harassment by Miami teammates including ex-Bills’ guard Richie Incognito. He left the team in midseason in 2013 and never played for the Dolphins again. Martin played for San Francisco in 2014. He retired in 2015, citing mental health issues as one of the reasons for the move.
Other picks in the round: Several players in that round are still active in the NFL. Some of them are tackle Mitchell Schwartz of the Browns, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery of the Bears, linebacker Bobby Wagner of the Seahawks, linebacker Zach Brown of the Titans, linebacker Levonte David of the Bucs, and defensive end Casey Hayward of the Packers.
The details: The Bills were thrilled to add Glenn to their offensive line, and he wasted little time in become a starter. He stayed there through 2017 except for some injuries in his final two seasons. Then Cordy indirectly became part of the package that the Bills used to acquire the draft choice that turned into Josh Allen. Meanwhile, Glenn was released in the middle of a four-year,, $46 million contract with Cincinnati. The two sides apparently disagreed over Glenn’s medical treatment of a concussion.
Other 41s: Robert Woods was a good receiver in his four years (2013 to 2016) in Buffalo. He’s been a very good receiver for the Rams in the four years since then, with 90 catches in each of the past two seasons. Torell Troup is remembered for the player taken after him in the draft: Rob Gronkowski. Troup, a defensive tackle, had injury issues that cut short his career after two seasons. Reggie Ragland missed his rookie season in 2016 because of an injury, and then was traded to Kansas City. He’s now a reserve with the Lions. James Hardy (2008) was supposed to be a big target in the red zone; he had 10 career catches in two years in Buffalo. Eric Richardson (1984) was only a little better with 15 catches in two years. Mike Moller never developed a scoring touch during four seasons in the Sabres’ organization, and was dealt to Edmonton as part of the Pat Hughes deal.
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