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Bengals trade for Buffalo Bills left tackle Cordy Glenn                       Grade: A-

With quarterback Andy Dalton being sacked 80 times in the last two seasons combined, it was time for a major change along the offensive line. When it comes to the Bengals offensive line, it would seem they need a huge makeover. Trading for left tackle Cordy Glenn was a great move by Cincinnati only having to move back nine spots in the first round. They also move from the sixth round into the fifth round in the 2018 draft.

For only moving back in the first round nine spots, the Bengals got a top talent at left tackle when healthy. Glenn has had some health issues over the last two seasons but with the way the contract is structured, Cincinnati can walk away if it continues to be a problem. If he can stay healthy for a full season in 2018, it’s a massive upgrade at the left tackle.

With all the needs along the offensive line for the Bengals, moving back to the 21st overall pick makes taking a lineman in the first round a little more reasonable, especially a center. There is plenty of talent at center to replace former center, Russell Bodine. The Bengals can now go into the draft already taking care of one spot on the offensive line and move to a reasonable spot where they aren’t reaching for an offensive line talent and taking them where they grade a better snatch at 21.