Photo of Ryan Glasgow
Grade
5.46 ?
  • 5.13 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 20 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 27.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 105.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.55 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.50 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 33 3/8" Arm Length
  • 302LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

Ryan hopes to follow in the footsteps of his brother, Graham, who is a starting guard for the Detroit Lions as a rookie. He took a step in that direction by garnering second-team All-Big Ten notice and the team's Defensive Lineman of the Year in his final season (39 tackles, 9.5 for loss, four sacks). Glasgow was just happy to return to the field after missing the end of his junior year with a torn pectoral muscle (nine starts, 25 tackles, five for loss). He was a starter in 2014, as well (22 tackles, four for loss) following two years without much playing time (redshirted in 2012, two tackles in 11 games in 2013).

Analysis

Strengths

Former walk-on with hard-hat demeanor. Willing fighter in trenches and refuses to give blockers a snap off. From football family. Big brother, Graham, starred at Michigan and now plays for Lions. Muscular and rugged with no bad weight on his frame. Has power in his upper body and uses a powerful club move along with a pull-and-shuck technique to get rid of blockers. Technician as interior run defender. Plays with wide base and good balance. Shows feel for double teams and braces quickly against them. Powerful, heavy tackler. Has arm length and power to lock out blockers in a two-gap scheme. Has strength to force his way past redirect blocks. Comes from a competitive family background and has excelled beyond expectations.

Weaknesses

Could use more pure mass in lower body to withstand double teams inside. True NFL power across from him could limit his effectiveness. Not a natural knee bender, which limits his athletic movements in tight quarters and as a pass rusher. Square-shoulder playing style will limit his ability to disrupt at NFL level. Lacks pass-rush talent and skill set. Needs more violence and activity from his hands as a rusher. Unlikely to be on the field on third downs as a pro.

NFL Comparison

Matt Ioannidis

Bottom Line

Ryan Glasgow has helped to give Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh a level of toughness and dependability in the middle which has helped propel the Wolverines defense. He wants in on the action at all times and is at his best when he's able to play the man in front of him rather than having to get involved with Michigan's constantly twisting defensive front. Glasgow's rock 'em, sock 'em approach should appeal to defensive line coaches looking for high effort depth along their defensive front, but his inability to rush at an NFL level means he's unlikely to be more than a two-down player which could slide him to Day 3.
-Lance Zierlein
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.