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Road to the Draft: Cordy Glenn

Cordy Glenn, G-T, Georgia
6-foot-5, 345 pounds
Draft projection: First round

Lowdown: Glenn is a huge man with 36-inch arms who moved to left tackle for his senior season and did well enough to be eyed as an NFL prospect at that spot. Most draft experts say his best position as a pro is at guard, where he made 32 of his 50 starts for the Bulldogs. His 50 starts tied for the most in school history by an offensive lineman (with Clint Boling, now with the Bengals).

Most draft projections have Glenn going in the middle of the first round as a guard. His weight and physical style point toward guard in the NFL. But his improvement as his senior season went on makes him a worthy consideration for the Buffalo Bills at No. 10 in the first round. Glenn did well at left tackle at the Senior Bowl. Glenn was a team captain as a senior. He made first team all SEC and third-team All-America in 2011. His starts by year: senior – 14 at LT; junior – 13 at LG; sophomore – 1 at RG, 4 at LT and 8 at LG; freshman – 7 at LG, 3 at RG.

Said ESPN’s Mel Kiper: “Cordy Glenn presents great versatility, could be a right tackle or a guard. He played left tackle this year but is probably not cut out for that position in the NFL.”

Said ESPN’s Todd McShay: “He's not as nasty as you'd like to see, and every once in a while he leans on guys, and that turned off a lot of scouts. But he can move a lot better than people give him credit for. And he was horrific early in the year when they moved him from guard to left tackle. People think it's easy to move out to left tackle from guard. It's not. When he played that Boise State game, I think he was embarrassed. Towards the end of the year (he improved). It shows you how much he worked at it and how good he can get.”

Glenn got a lot better near the end of the season. In the SEC Championship game against Louisiana State, he played very well, even though Georgia lost, 42-10. Glenn shut down the Tigers’ quality defensive end, Sam Montgomery. Glenn gave up one sack in the game.

---Mark Gaughan



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