Bengals bolster O-line in trade with Bills, move back in draft

Bengals bolster O-line in trade with Bills, move back in draft

The Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals made a massive trade Monday that sent offensive tackle Cordy Glenn and the 21st pick from Buffalo to Cincinnati for the 12th overall selection. At pick 21, the Bills would be asking a team near the top of the draft to make an unprecedented move.

Using a conventional draft trade value chart, the Bills could package the Bengals' first-round pick and the No. 22 selection (acquired past year from Kansas City) to move as high as No. 4.

This move gets the Bills in much better position to jump up into the top five picks of the first round and land a top quarterback.

The teams also swapped middle round picks, with the Bengals taking Buffalo's fifth-round pick and the Bills dropping back to the Bengals pick in the sixth round. That is in addition to the pick the team still has at No. 22 overall.

The Bills, already the league leader in dead cap money thanks to Marcel Dareus, take a $9.6 million dead cap hit.

Last week, the Bills agreed to trade quarterback Tyrod Taylor to the Cleveland Browns.

The Bengals have now filled a massive need with Glenn.

Reportedly, the Bengals will assume all of Glenn's current contract.

Glenn has been Buffalo's starter at left tackle since he was drafted in the second round in 2012 but was limited to just six games (five starts) in 2017 due to a foot issue.

In return, the Bills get to jump up nine spots in the first round. The rookie second-round pick out of Temple was expected to compete for the starting job at right tackle.

The Bills signed Glenn to a five-year, $65 million extension after assigning him the franchise tag during the 2016 offseason.