Buffalo Bills left tackle Cordy Glenn is one of the most underrated players in the game, because he doesn’t get nearly enough credit for his ability to protect E.J. Manuel’s blindside (or Thad Lewis’s…or Jeff Tuel’s). Glenn is blossoming into one of the best pass blocking left tackles in the game, as he is building an excellent second year following his first year campaign. It’s always been interesting to watch Glenn and New England Patriots DE Chandler Jones go at it, because both players are talented, second-year (rookies last year when they fought head-to-head) players who match up against each other in divisional rivalry games. But on both occasions that we’ve seen Glenn and Jones go at it (Jones missed a game against the Bills last year with an injury), Glenn has won the battle.
In fact, Glenn has beaten the majority of the pass rushers he’s faced in his young career, and he’s well on his way to stardom. Eric Wood may have received the big contract extension, but Glenn is clearly the Bills best offensive lineman. His young age and status as a left tackle make him all the more valuable to the Bills, and Bills head coach Doug Marrone certainly recognizes just how well Glenn has played this season.
Per the Bills official site, “He’s playing well,” Marrone said. “When you’re a left tackle and nobody’s really talking about you, that’s a pretty good year.”
Glenn has consistently kept the pocket clean for the Bills quarterbacks this season, and I think he’ll find himself on numerous All-Pro lists by the time his career winds down. He’s right on track to achieving elite status as a left tackle in this league, because he’s playing at a consistently high level right now in just his second season in the NFL.