IMG Academy's rookie class continues to impress in the NFL after the second week of play. Of the 20 draftees thatemergedfrom this year's pre-Combine/Draft program, some have already earned starting positions, while others continue to develop their role on the roster. One player that earned an early starting nod in the preseason was Buffalo Bills Offensive Tackle Cordy Glenn. The former Georgia Bulldog entered the draft tied for his school's record in career starts (50 starts), starting games at guard and tackle on both sides of the line, making him one of the most highly experienced players in the entire NFL Draft. Bills Head Coach Chan Gailey named the 6-foot-6, 345-pound Glenn as starter on August 20, and the Bills' offensive line has emerged as the League's best early in the season.
Through Week 2, the Bills are the only team in the NFL who have not allowed a single sack. More impressively, the Bills are leading the league in rushing (396 yards) and averaging a staggering 6.4 yards per carry. C.J. Spiller is off to the best start of his young career, individually contributing 292 yards of rushing, and a seemingly impossible 10.1 yards per carry, with the offensive line leading the way. The Bills' o-lineallowed an NFL-best 23 sacks, and led the AFC with 4.9 yards per rush attemptlast season, and have a chance to improve upon last year's success in the trenches.
Other highlights through Week 2 include...
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill recorded his first win as a starter. Tannehill rebounded from a disappointing season opening loss, completing 18-of-30 passes for 200 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in a 35-13 rout of the Oakland Raiders.
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson also earned his first victory at the helm, going 15-of-20 passing (75% completion percentage), one touchdown and no interceptions - good for a 112.7 QB rating - as the Seahawks corralled the Dallas Cowboys, 27-7.
Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly recorded four tackles (2 solo, 2 assists), helping to fend off the New Orleans Saints' high-powered offense, 35-27.
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris got his second start of the year, logging 16 carries and 89-yards on the ground (5.6 yards per carry) in a loss to the St. Louis Rams.
New Orleans Saints DB Corey White logged his second career start in place of the injured Jabari Greer, recording six tackles (4 solo, 2 assist) in a loss at the Carolina Panthers.